Ebonyi government denies documents burnt in Govt House fire incident

The Ebonyi State Government on Saturday denied reports   especially by   online portals that its Accounts Department was   gutted by fire.

It       added   in a statement by Emma Anya, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor David   Umahi, that no shred of paper or document was   torched   by     the   “minor fire that was caused by electric surge.”

“The reports that   the Account Department of the Government House was gutted by fire are pure falsehood. There was electric surge in the office of the Chief of Staff that resulted in the partial burning of a chair and some curtains there,” the statement     read in part.

  It went on to add that   “No shred of paper nor document   was   burnt in the office of the Chief of Staff.   The   minor fire outbreak did not spread to the Accounts Department   and therefore no document was torched there.”

The statement explained   that ”a cleaner had   after   cleaning   the office   of the COS    turned on the Air conditioner   and left to join her colleagues in the routine Government House joint morning devotion. But when     the workers in the office of the COS returned, they   found out that electric surge from the Air conditioner had burnt some curtains and a chair.

“The fire was however quickly contained   by the workers    who deployed   water mixed with detergents. This was before the arrival of fire fighters. “  

SOURCE: The Nigerian Voice (local news)