Clem Agba, Nigeria’s minister of state for budget and national planning, has said that no data or records were lost on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, fire incident at the office of the Accountant-General of the Federation.
He said the fire was caused by a spark from one of the air conditioners on the fourth floor of the building at about 10:00 am and was successfully put out by firefighters.
“We have gone round the rooms and offices where the fire affected, and I am glad to report that our data center where all our records are kept are fully intact,” Mr. Agba said.
“There is no destruction, so we haven’t lost any record.”
He, however, noted that the only damage to the data center was the exterior, which houses the cooling units.
Agba said one of the immediate steps taken was to shut down the data center since the cooling units were no longer working optimally.
He added that a full-scale investigation would be instituted to ascertain the cause of the incident.