The cause of the fire was not immediately known even as workers are currently at home observing the lockdown directive.
The PUNCH gathered that as soon as the incident started, men of the Federal Fire Service were alerted to assist in putting out the fire.
They were later joined by officials of the National Emergency Management Agency, the Nigeria Police Force and the Abuja Environmental Protection Board.
The FCT Police Commissioner, CP Bala Ciroma, who briefed newsmen at the scene of the incident, said an investigation into the cause of the fire had commenced.
He advised motorists to use alternative routes into the area, noting that the Ladoke Akintola Boulevard would be cordoned off during the investigation into the cause of the fire.
Ciroma, who disclosed that parts of the building had been damaged by the incident, said the fire was successfully put out without casualties.
It was gathered that the fire started from around the third floor, razing the building upwards including the accountant-general office and most of the important offices.
Most Nigerians are already suspecting foul play. One such person is Reno Omokri, an aide to the former president, Goodluck Jonathan. In his statement on Facebook, he pointed out that this fire outbreak is coming just a day after the opposition party PDP called for an audit into the so-called subsidy regime that General Buhari’s government claims to have spent over 2 trillion on. Mr. Reno further insinuated that the fire might have been arson, in his words “…who is fooling who? what are the odds? An accident? Very fishy!…”
Well, In the coming days, don’t be shocked to hear that, key financial documents were burnt to ashes in the fire outbreak or that the fire was spiritually conceived; which will make the average person wonder why the analog method of storage is still used in this digital era, just remember THIS IS NIGERIA.
Source: PUNCH;Legit.ng;TVC News