A fire outbreak was reported at the Block C building of the Federal Secretariat, Phase II, Abuja, on Saturday afternoon around 2:30 p.m.
The building affected by the fire incident reportedly houses the office of the Special Adviser (SA) to President Bola Tinubu on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Media and Communication Department of the Office of the Head of Service of the Federation relayed this information through a statement issued by the Director, Mr Mohammed Ahmed, to the press.
In his statement, Mr Mohammed Ahmed confirmed the incident, stating, “There was a fire outbreak at the Block C building of the Federal Secretariat in Abuja, which accommodates the office of the Special Adviser to President Bola Tinubu on Sustainable Development Goals.
The statement read: “The fire was triggered by an explosion from the Electrical Utility Room on the 3rd Floor of Block C being used as a Solar and Inverter Room by the present occupant, Office of the Special Adviser to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
“The incident, which was brought under control by the prompt response of personnel from the Federal as well as the FCT Fire Services at about 5:00 p.m., affected the utility rooms on the second to eighth floors of the building.”
According to the statement, the Permanent Secretaries, Common Services Office-OHCSF, Mrs Lydia Jafiya, and Special Duties Office, Engr. Faruk Yusuf Yabo and Directors from the affected MDAs were on the ground while the operation lasted.