Managing Director of Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, FMBN, Gimba Ya’u Kumo has said that no major document of the bank was damaged by the inferno that gutted Mamman Kontagora House in Lagos, Wednesday.
He however commended Nigerians for their concern and sympathy to the Bank after the fire incident that engulfed part of its office in Mamman Kontagora House in Lagos.
Kumo who was on ground to have first hand assessment of the damage, said the extent of the damage would be communicated to the press after the outcome of the risk assessment adding that the inferno was caused by faulty generator.
He said, “We don’t have any report to give presently, but the preliminary information we gathered tells us that the fire outbreak is from the generator room. We have spoken with the facility manager and we have been informed that they tried to service the generator yesterday.
“We leave this to the state fire service and the experts coming to do the risk assessment. Everything is going to be done professionally and you will be informed of the development. No major document from our side is lost.”
The FMBN boss said the complex has two sides, each of which has 11 floors. The structure facing Broad Street was not affected. The affected section is the one facing Marina. The building also houses the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation, NDIC, among other companies.
It was learnt that the inferno, which started around 9am, was caused by a surge from a generator on the third floor.
A statement issued by the Head, Corporate Affairs of FMBN, Lawal Isa K/Sauri, stated that there was no loss of life or damage to sensitive materials as to have cause for alarm.
“The management of FMBN wishes to thank Lagos State Fire Service, Federal Fire service Nigeria Police, Julius Berger, Nigeria Ports Authority, UBA Plc, LASEMA, and the Union Bank Plc for their unrelenting effort in putting out the fire. The Management also wishes to thank the general public for their concern and sympathy” the statement added.

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