According to reports reaching Oyogist.com, Fire from suspected power source have engulfed the National Youth Service Corps offices at the Federal Secretariat complex, Asaba, Delta State, on Tuesday.
The fire was said to have started around 7 am in the morning as the few workers who were already at their workplace early ran for thier life, the fire was brought under control after a reinforcement from the Asaba International Airport fire service.
Though no life was lost, one of the firefighter is severely injured as he has fallen from the Second floor while trying to put off the fire, the victim is currently receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Center(FMC), Asaba.
The cause of the fire has not been confirmed yet, but many documents were caught up in the fire, “There was a collosal loss as described by the Delta State Coordinator of the NYSC, Mrs Olutayo Samuel.
What happened this very early morning is very unfortunate. I got a call that our office was on fire this morning and I quickly rushed here. I don’t know how fire gutted the office.
Nobody can ascertain what exactly the cause of the fire.“Everything here got burnt, everything in the office got damaged. All the documents burnt to ashes but we have backup. You know this is technology age, so everything is in our system.
“Coincidentally, we took some of our systems to the camp and they are still in the camp, so there will be no setback because we have them in our system.“I cannot cost it now but it is a colossal damage. But by the Grace of God, there is no life lost because that is the most important thing. I feel good because whatever damage will be replaced but if life had been lost, we couldn’t replace it,” the NYSC coordinator said.
She also dismissed rumours that unidentified hoodlums were behind the fire outbreak.