…As management allegedly tries to cover up incident
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Video shows the headquarters of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) in Abuja, in the early hours of Monday morning, being on fire.
The cause of the fire was yet to be known.
According to the officials, the outbreak affected a store attached to a canteen used by the agency’s staff members at the headquarters’ annex.
Federal Inland Revenue Service spokesman, Wahab Gbadamosi, said the inferno was contained from further spread by firemen.
“Firemen who put out the fire are investigating the source of the fire,” he said.
Footage seen on social media showed firemen standing atop a fire truck and pouring water as thick smoke billowed from a patch of the building.
Meanwhile, another report claims the management of the FIRS tried to cover up the incident.
SaharaReporters can authoritatively report that there was fire outbreak at the headquarters of the Federal Inland Revenue Service located at wuse zone 5 Abuja.
According to a reliable FIRS source, the fire gutted a store where many documents were kept.
A SaharaReporters correspondent was prevented from speaking with the agency’s spokesman when he visited the FIRS’ office.
It was also gathered that top management of the organisation were trying to conceal information regarding the incident.
FIRS has been in the eye of the storm being among the federal agencies and parastatals allegedly involved in secret recruitment exercises and sales of a single employment slot for as high as N1.5 million.
Watch video of the fire below: