The Minister of State for Finance, Clem Agba has revealed the suspected cause of the fire incidence which gutted some rooms at the office of the Accountant-General of the Federation in Abuja on Wednesday.
The minister explained that the fire occurred “after an officer came to the office. He said he put on the air conditioner and there was a spark and immediately he put it off.”
The minister also said no data or records were lost to the fire incidence.
“We have gone round the rooms and offices where the fire has affected and I’m glad to announce to you our data centre where all our records are kept are intact.
“No destruction, so we haven’t lost any record.
“I have to inform you that for some time now we have gone digital, but still have a few things that we do manually, but a lot of things now is online. Even if the data centre were to be affected we have a back up that is kept outside of Abuja in case we lose the data centre,”