The records and data repository were unharmed by the fire that burned the West African Examinations Council’s (WAEC) offices today, October 26, according to the management of WAEC.
The testing company issued a statement claiming that a group of firefighters cooperated to extinguish the blaze that engulfed its Lagos building. The statement further stated that nobody was hurt in the fire and that all important records were intact.
The head of the public affairs department, Moyosola Adesina, stated, “WAEC intends to warn 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.”
There has apparently been a fire outbreak at the West African Examination Council (WAEC) National Office in Yaba, Lagos.
The cause of the fire, which broke out in the middle of the high-rise building and confined a number of individuals, is still a mystery.
People who are stuck within the structure are reportedly seen desperately pleading for help via the windows, according to witnesses. According to reports, some workers attempted to jump out the window of the building to escape the flames.
Firefighters from the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) have arrived at the incident site to put out the fire.