CURSORY : Following the fire outbreak in it’s Lagos headquarters, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has revealed that no lives were lost and results are intact.
An early morning fire outbreak has been reported at the West African Examination Council (WAEC) Yaba, National Office, Lagos.
A report monitored on a Lagos radio station Bond FM, noted that firefighters from the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) have arrived the scene of the incident to extinguish the fire as of the time of filing this report.
An eyewitness said a staff of the Council believed to have been trapped in between some floors was observed attempting to jump through the window of the 12-floor magnificent building to escape being suffocated.
Later on it was reported that seven staff of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) national office in Yaba, Lagos who were trapped during the fire outbreak have been rescued by the men of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency.
According to the agency, seven female staff were trapped on the fifth and seventh floors during the incident but have been rescued.The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA on Wednesday said the inferno was caused by a power surge on the third floor of the building.
The exam body has since then announced that, all important documents and records are intact.It also confirmed that there was no life lost in the process.
A statement by Head, Public Affairs Department, Moyosola Adesina, commended the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, and others emergency responders for prompt response to the situation.
According to Adesina:
“WAEC wishes to inform the general public that there was an early morning fire incident at the WAEC National Office, Yaba, Lagos.
“It was swiftly contained by a combined team of fire fighters.“Thankfully, no life was lost and all important documents and records are intact.”
Thank you so much for reading. We will appreciate it if you share this with your loved ones.