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Published On: Mon, Sep 5th, 2016

Staff Scamper for Safety as Fire Outbreak Hits Murtala Mohammed Airport Again

LAGOS SEPTEMBER 5TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Fire has again broken out at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA).
It will be noted that barely four days ago, that similar incident was, also observed at the MMIA, D – wing.
The recent fire incident occurred at the evening hours on Sunday.
Among those affected by the fire incidence is the Skye Bank office at the airport.
It also affected some other tenants at the terminal.

It took the quick intervention of the firefighting agents of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), to put the raging fire under control.
It is believed that the fire outbreak may have occurred as a result of recently fitted electrical cable.
During the fire incident, the entire arrival hall of the terminal was in total darkness, while flight operations were temporarily halted.
During the fire outbreak, all the staff of the offices located in the arrival hall scampered for safety.
They moved outside their offices while some were seen outside the terminal immediately, after noticing a spark from one of the cables.
The FAAN source who spoke to Sahara Reporters’ correspondent specifically blamed former Minister of Aviation Stella Oduah for the recent fire outbreaks at the terminal.
The source noted that most of the cables recently fitted at the terminal were household materials and not fitted for the terminal and the equipment they are expected to carry.
The fire outbreak is being blamed on the contractor who is responsible for the cable fitting, noting that the contracting company was under-qualified for the job, the reason for the shoddy job.
“The recent renovation and extension of the Lagos Airport terminal was a good thing.
“But it is unfortunate that shoddy jobs were done in terms of materials for the building and even the cables.
“Rather than factory cables, household cables and materials were used for wiring without putting into consideration the amount of equipment the cables will power,” the source explained.

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