BY MOSES OKORIE
The headquarters of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) in Abuja on Saturday, October 26, went aflame, affecting part of the building, especially the store where old files are kept, located at the annex of the building, FIRS has revealed.
This was contained in a statement issued by Wahab Gbadamosi, spokesman of the agency, on Monday, the fire outbreak happened on Saturday.
The statement read: “There was a fire incident at the store, by Federal Inland Revenue Service, (FIRS), canteen located at Annex (1) office of the Service headquarters, No 15 Sokode Crescent, Wuse Zone 5, Abuja at about 5:10PM on Saturday, 26th, October 2019.”
“The fire affected the store by the FIRS canteen where disused/old computers awaiting disposal are often kept. Also burnt were envelopes, printing paper and stationeries.
“The FIRS hereby assures the general public that nothing critical to FIRS operations was affected. Officials of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Fire Service arrived the scene a couple of minutes after the fire began and worked with Security and Safety officers of the FIRS, to put out the fire within two hours.”