There was a fire outbreak at the Jos branch of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Tuesday.
Isaac Okorafor, the apex bank’s spokesman, said the fire was put under control minutes after it broke out.
“At about 9.15 a.m., today, Tuesday, April 21, 2020, the fire alarm in our Jos branch was triggered and in line with the bank’s fire drill and protocol, the skeletal staff on essential duty were promptly evacuated from the building to the muster point,” Okorafor said in a statement.
“Our branch controller quickly called the Fire Service at about 9:19 am.
“However, 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.
“The affected room has since been cordoned off for further investigation, while normal work has resumed at the branch.”
Okorafor said the fire outbreak was minor and there was no damage to any bank records.
“We hereby assure the general public that the minor fire has been effectively put out and no damage was done to any records of the bank.”
A number of fire incidents have been recorded recently in locations like markets and public institutions including the office of the accountant-general.