What fire destroyed at our headquarters – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says nothing sensitive was destroyed when it national headquarters was engulfed in flames earlier today.

The electoral commission stated this in a statement signed by Festus Okoye, its national commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee.

The fire incident is coming two days after a similar situation at the headquarters of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC). It also occurred weeks after the inferno broke out at the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation.

Mr Okoye while narrating what transpired said apart from office furniture and equipment, nothing sensitive was destroyed by the inferno.

He said the fire which was quickly extinguished affected one office in the Election and Party Monitoring Department, which is an annex detached from the main building.

“Apart from some office furniture and equipment, nothing sensitive was destroyed. Reports of party primaries and conventions are intact. The campaign finance database is also not affected,” Okoye said in the statement.

“The incident will therefore not affect the administrative and technical operations of the commission in any way,” he said adding that investigation into the cause of the inferno has began.