The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, says no damage was done to any records in a fire outbreak in its Jos branch on Tuesday. The bank’s director, Corporate Communications Department, Mr. Isaac Okorafor said this in a statement on Tuesday, April 21, 2020.
Okorafor said the fire had been effectively put out while the affected room had since been cordoned off for further investigation as normal work had already resumed at the branch.
He said the fire alarm was triggered at 9.15am on Tuesday, and in line with bank‘s fire drill and protocols, staff were evacuated from the building to the muster point. The branch Controller then called in the fire service at about 9.19 am.
He said that before the arrival of men of the fire service, the bank’s security unit, relying on information from the fire alarm dashboard, traced the fire to an air conditioner installed in the inverter room on the second floor of the building. They swiftly put out the fire with extinguishers and hydrants installed in the building.