A late night fire outbreak has been reported at the Nigerian Television Authority, NTA, Ilorin, in the Kwara State capital. The fire disaster occurred at about 11p.m, Tuesday night.
Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, accompanied by his Works Commissioner, Engr Rotimi Iliyasu paid an on-the-spot assessment visit to the distressed broadcast station. Though no live was lost according to sources, valuable items were reportedly destroyed.
Global TimesNG reports that while the cause of the fire could not be ascertained, it affected key offices, such as the administrative section and the marketing department.
Also touched were the news and current affairs Office and part of the programmes unit housed in the same block. The Director, Kwara State Fire Service, Waheed Iyanda Yakubu, who confirmed the visit by the governor and his Commissioner last night informed Global TimesNG that “a distressed call was received at about 11.20p.m.”
“We met the fire full-blown, but it was put under control at about 12.05 a.m, Wednesday, with five offices affected,” he added. Yakubu said an investigation was ongoing to ascertain the cause of the fire incident.