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NFF fire report ready next week – Fire Service boss

As football politicians continue to jostle for who controls the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), the Federal Fire Service yesterday said the report of its investigation of last week’s fire incident that gutted the secretariat of the football house will be ready next week.

Raized NFF building
Raized NFF building

Assistant Controller General, Toyo Peter Adeoye who made the assurance in a chat with journalists in Abuja after he led a team of fire officers to inspect the scene said that his department would not leave any stone unturned in its quest to unravel the remote and immediate causes of the fire.

He said that despite the fact that not much has been heard since the incident, his agency has continued to carry out series of investigations since then.

Adeoye added that notwithstanding the hasty hiring of  an industrial cleaning outfit by the leadership of the NFF to clean up the place, their investigations will not in any way be hampered. He advised members of the public to be patient with the investigators.

“We are still investigating and we cannot come out with any statement for now. There are a lot of factors involved, but I cannot tell you what the factors are for now because we are still investigating”.

He equally revealed that they have been inviting members of staff and the security men on ground on the fateful day to testify. He assured the report would be made public in due course.

“Let them wipe away whatever they like, we will still ask questions. We were here on the first and second day and we are still here today just to make sure we get everything right. We are writing our report already and we will complete it by the end of this week” he assured.

Recall that the wing of the secretariat housing the offices of the chief accountant, the general secretary, the ICT unit and parts of the marketing department were completely razed by the fire which started after members of staff had reported to duty.


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