The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has reacted to a fire incident at its head office in Akure, Ondo state on Thursday.
The Fire outbreak reportedly gulped over 5,000 card readers. In a statement made available to POLITICS NIGERIA on Friday, the commission revealed that an investigation has commenced into the cause of the inferno.
“Fire broke out today, Thursday, September 10, 2020, at the Ondo State Head Office of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Akure. The inferno, which gutted the container housing Smart Card Readers, started at 7.30 pm. Men of the Fire Service are however currently containing the fire.”
“National Commissioner, Barrister Festus Okoye, who is in Ondo State in connection with preparations for the Ondo State Governorship election scheduled for 10th October 2020, rushed to the office at about 8 pm.”
“The Administrative Secretary of the State, Mr. Popoola and some staff of the Commission are also there.
Barrister Okoye said the investigation into the cause of the fire will commence promptly after the fire has been contained.”