- Some parts of Nigeria's Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) went up in flames, according to sources
- The sources, however, claimed the fire incident only affected a canteen used by the agency’s staff members
- The FIRS said it would address the public on the extent of the damages
Nigeria has recorded another fire incident as parts of the headquarters of the Federal Inland Revenue Service in Abuja, on Monday, October 28, went up in flames.
Vanguard reports that FIRS officials said the outbreak affected a store. The news outlet, quoting sources at the headquarters, claimed only a canteen used by the agency’s staff members at the annex was affected.
Meanwhile, Wahab Gbadamosi, the spokesman of the organisation, has reportedly reacted to the fire incident.
The news outlet reports that Gbadamosi, who confirmed the news, however said the inferno was contained from spreading further by firemen. He added that the FIRS would let the public know if sensitive materials were destroyed in the fire incident.
Meanwhile, in another report by Legit.ng, Babatunde Fowler, chairman of FIR, said that there was nothing wrong in introducing a communication tax.
Fowler said this on the sideline of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group conference in Transcorp Hilton in Abuja on Monday, October 7.
The FIRS chairman said Nigerians talk a lot on phone and that there was nothing wrong in paying a little to the government.
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