Central Bank of Nigeria

CBN’s branch escapes fire outbreak

The Central Bank of Nigeria has stated that there was a minor fire outbreak in its branch in Jos this morning.

In a statement signed by Isaac Okorafor, the CBN Communication director, he said at about 9.15 a.m., today, Tuesday, April 21, 2020, the fire alarm in CBN Jos Branch was triggered.

Okoroafor explained that in line with the Bank’s fire drill and protocol, the skeletal staff on essential duty were promptly evacuated from the building to the muster point.

He stated that CBN’s Branch Controller quickly called the Fire Service at about 9.19 a.m.

“However, before the arrival of men of the fire service, the Bank’s security unit, relying on information from the Fire Alarm Dashboard,

“…traced the fire to an air conditioner installed in the inverter room on the second floor of the building.

“They swiftly put out the fire with extinguishers and hydrants installed in the building.

“The affected room has since been cordoned off for further investigation, while normal work has resumed at the branch”, he explained.

“We hereby assure the general public that the minor fire has been effectively put out and no damage was done to any records of the Bank”, Okorafor said.

CBN’s branch escapes fire outbreak

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