A section of the headquarters of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) was gutted by fire on Tuesday, September 22.
This was annouced via a statement released by LASTMA through its Assistant Director, Public Affairs, Filade Olumide
The statement was titled, ‘Minor fire incident at LASTMA headquarters’.
Olajide Oduyoye, the general manager of LASTMA was quoted, explaining that the “fire was immediately put out”.
He stated, “There was a minor fire incident at the LASTMA Headquarters today, September 22, 2020.
“Immediately the fire was noticed on the air conditioner, the headquarters staff following the past fire drill training put out the fire.
“The Fire Service were immediately summoned through a telephone call. The Lagos State Fire Service promptly responded to the call, put out the fire which was still slightly burning from the air conditioner, and ensured that the fire did not spread inside the office it occurred or the whole building.”
The General Manager gave kudos to members of staff and the firemen for taking swift action thereby “averting the untold damage that could have occurred to the human and material resources of the Agency which could have been a setback”.
He urged everyone to always be at alert to the happenings in their environment at all times.