The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) confirmed that there was an early fire incident in its Lagos headquarters on Wednesday.

The NPA revealed this in a statement by Mr Olaseni Alakija, General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications, in Lagos, on Wednesday.

According to the NPA, the fire incident may have been triggered by an electrical surge that affected three offices on the 6th floor of the Broad Street wing of its headquarters.

“Operatives of the NPA Fire Service Department immediately mobilised to the scene and promptly contained the fire,” they said

“In line with safety protocols, the affected floor has since been cordoned off and investigations are ongoing to ascertain the actual cause of the fire.

“The fire affected one office where two desktops, tables, chairs and other furniture were lost. Two other adjoining offices were affected by smoke and soot,” they added.

The NPA also assured newsmen that no sensitive documents were lost and normalcy has been restored, while operations continue without any disruption.