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Ecobank reacts to fire incident at headquarters

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The management of Ecobank on Tuesday said the fire incident at its head office in Victoria Island on the early hours of Tuesday (today) didn’t affect any major equipment and document as speculated on social media.

The bank in a statement made available to THE WITNESS said the fire only affected its generator house and has since been put out by operatives of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA).

The bank also appreciated adjoining banks who came to its rescue when the fire started. It noted further that normal banking operations have since commenced.

“We commend the fire service personnel for their diligence, expertise and bravery in dealing with this incident. We sincerely thank Fidelity Bank Plc, Union Bank of Nigeria Plc, United Bank for Africa Plc, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Julius Berger Nigeria and NAPIMS for providing much needed support and we also express our sincere appreciation to the general public and all well-wishers. “Ecobank’s Data Centre was unaffected, and business at the Head Office rapidly returned to normal.” The statement reads.

Meanwhile, the General Manager of LASEMA, Adesina Tiamiyu also said the agency was working hard to unravel the actual cause of the inferno.

He, however, reiterated that no lives, documents, and equipment was lost to the inferno.

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