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Contrary to reports making the round, the Abuja headquaters of the Central Bank of Nigeria is still intact as no fire incident is recorded.
The spokesperson for the Apex bank debunked the report as false.
Witnesses also attributed the scare to the fume of a faulty generating set at a building beside the CBN headquarters.
Read full statement from CBN
CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA
There is No Fire Incident at CBN Head Office
Reports that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) head office building is on fire are false.
Passersby who saw a pall of exhaust from the generator house far away from the building apparently mistook the exhaust for fire smoke.
The CBN maintains a total security system that triggers safety alarms in the presence of smoke and so all fire engines and personnel received the alert only to discover that it was an unusual pall of exhaust.
The affected generator has been rested and normal work has been uninterrupted, while the engineers are working to rectify the issues with the generator.
We hereby assure the general public that there has been no fire at our building.
Ag. Director, Corporate Communications
May 1, 2018