Fire at NAFDAC building in Abuja


The headquarters of National Agency For Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in Abuja was gutted by fire on Friday.

The Director, Search and Rescue of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr. Sonny Ohemu, who led a team to inspect the scene, said the cause of the inferno was being investigated.

Ohemu said the fire incident started at 6: 20 a.m. and the cleaners as well as security guards in NAFDAC called the Federal Fire Service immediately.

“We arrived the place promptly to put out the fire,’’ said the director, adding that the inferno touched only two offices.

“We must commend the management of NAFDAC for training people like cleaners to know what to do in case of fire disaster.

We have to also appreciate the Federal Government for the recent purchase of equipment for Fire Service which has really helped to curtail the situation.”