Fire Guts NFF Secretariat in Abuja
The secretariat of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), located in Abuja was on Wednesday gutted by A huge fire.
The fire which ripped through the building reportedly started at about 10am in the morning and lasted for almost two hours until fire fighters were able to extinguish the blaze.
Nigerian Fire Service official Eyo Ime said it is suspected an electrical fault caused the fire.
The Secretary General of the NFF, Musa Added said “the fire started from the chief accountant’s office as I was told.”
“I just arrived at the office and saw the smoke and was not allowed to go upstairs, obviously, for safety reasons.
“Staffers would have been able to reduce the impact of the damage, but could not gain access into his office and as such could not quell or trace where the smoke was coming out from.
“But we must not engage in blame games and thank God that no life was lost. But this is sad and unfortunate.”
The fire incidence is coming amidst the leadership crisis I the federation. The board of the federation had schedule an election for this weekend to replace the current president, Aminu Maigari who was recently sacked twice, but was reinstated on the orders of FIFA.
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