JUST IN: Fire Out Break Disrupts Senate Plenary Session

LAGOS FEBRUARY 15TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The fire out which occurred at the early hours of Monday at the on the fourth floor of the new building of the Senate wing in the National Assembly has disrupted the plenary session of the Red Chamber.
The incident, which eyewitnesses said occurred at about 7:00am, was immediately put out by men of Federal Fire Service attached to the National Assembly.

The fire was reported to have started from the Technical Room located in the main building which housed the chambers of the Senate and the House of Representatives.
As at press time, the Senate was unable to commence sitting as smoke from the fire has taken over the entrance of the Red Chambers.
Oursource revealed that the incident affected the office of the Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Francis Alimikhena, who was away when the outbreak occurred.
A staff in the office claimed that the fire outbreak was caused by an exploded Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) placed in front of the entrance door leading to the office of Senator Alimikhena.
No injury was sustained. According to the staff, no important document was destroyed either. When our correspondent visited the place at about 12 noon, staff of the office were seen moving important documents out. The Senator was not around.
Some offices within the burnt office, were temporarily vacated, while committee meetings which were billed to hold in room 327, was moved to another hearing room.
As at press time, efforts were on to put off the fire, while senators stood outside waiting for it to subside for plenary to commence.

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