Uche Usim, Abuja
A fire disaster was averted by the staff of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Jos Branch on Tuesday.
A statement signed the bank’s Director of Corporate Communications, Isaac Okorafor, stated that “about 9:15 am on Tuesday, the fire alarm in our Jos branch was triggered and 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.”
Okorafor further stated that the Branch Controller quickly called the Fire Service at about 9.19 a.m and noted that before their arrival, the Bank’s security staff, 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.
“The staff 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,” Okorafor added.
He assured the public that the minor fire was effectively put out, adding that no damage was done to any records of the bank.