The Central Bank of Nigeria in a Press Release signed by the Director, Corporate Communications Isaac Okorafor, confirmed the several media reports that circulated earlier today that there was a minor fire at its Jos Branch.
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According to the document seen by Investogist, the fire started at about 9.15am today, Tuesday 21st April 2020, and in line with the Bank’s fire drill and protocol, the skeletal staffs on essential duty were promptly evacuated from the building to the muster point.
It went further to say that the Branch Controller quickly called the Fire Service at About 9.19am, but before the arrival of the 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 and swiftly put of the fire with extinguishers and hydrants installed in the building.
The affected room has since been cordoned off for further investigation and normal work resumed at the branch.
The bank assured the general public that the minor fire has been effectively put out and no damage was done to any of the bank’s records.