Charles Kie, the managing director of Ecobank Nigeria has commended the responsiveness of Lagos State fire service, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) response unit and the federal fire service for promptly putting out a fire outbreak at the bank’s Lagos head office.
“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,” Kie said following the incident.
The fire incident occurred Tuesday morning when a tanker delivering diesel to the bank caught fire.
According to the bank, the quick arrival and prompt response of the fire service men ensured the preservation of life and property.
“The fire was contained within the generator house and the diesel truck and there was no loss of life or damage to any other property,” the bank said in a statement issued Tuesday afternoon.
Ecobank’s data centre was unaffected, and business at the head office rapidly returned to normal.
Assuring everyone that the bank’s building and all its other facilities are unaffected, the bank said it successfully triggered its business continuity plan and normal banking activities have continued.