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Fire razed Nigeria Data Centre at EFCC Headquarters

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Fire was reported to have engulfed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commision (EFCC) on yesterday, the fire was succcessfully subdued by the men of the Federal Fire Service, FFS, Wuse Zonal office on Monday, 19th November, 2018

The fire started at the former newsroom which now serves as storage for ICT equipments that were retrieved from the Commission former offices scattered across the Capital City. The former newsroom is domiciled in the two storey Costa Hall which was commissioned by Dr. Antonio Maria Costa on 13th November 2007. The building currently houses the Data Centre and the Combined Inter Agency Task Force.

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When asked what could have cursed the fire, Mr. Onyekachi said, “Our duty is to put off the fire; that we have successfully done. There is another department that will come and ascertain the cause of the fire”, he explained.

Two officers attached to the Combined Inter-Agency Task force who were trapped on the second floor of the building were successfully rescued before the fire was eventually subdued. The extent of the damage would be ascertained after stock taking.

Management and officers of the Commission who were on ground to concertedly subdue the fire were: the Supervisory Secretary, Mr. Chile Okoroma; Director, Finance and Accounts, Jubril Manigi; Zonal Head of Operation, Mohammed Rabo; DD, Admin, N.T Ibrahim; Head of Legal, Kabir Latona; Head of ICT, Isah J. Abdullahi among others

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