The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has denied that fire on Tuesday gutted its headquarters in Abuja.
A video gone viral had shown a fire incident at the head office of the CBN office in Abuja.
However, a statement issued by Ag. Director, Corporate Communications, Isaac Okorafor said reports of fire in the head office building was false.
The Statement reads, ”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.”