The Kogi State Government has announced that an inquiry into the cause of the fire that destroyed the state Assembly building has begun.
According to the PUNCH, the fire that burned the Assembly complex in Crusher Area, Lokoja, on Monday morning broke through the roof of the chamber, causing major damage to the House floor.
In a statement, the state’s Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo, said experts were now attempting to determine the cause.
“This is to inform the people of Kogi State and indeed Nigerians that the Kogi State House of Assembly has been razed down by fire.
The sad occurrence happened in the early hours of Monday October 10, 2022.
“Security and technical experts are currently working hard to unravel the cause (s) of the inferno which has caused significant damage to the complex.
“The state government will inform the general public of findings as they unfold,” the statement read.
The administration also advised the general public to remain calm, obey the law, and resist the temptation to break the law, noting that the“government is capable of dealing with the likely outcome of the investigations.”
“The State Government will also make provision for temporary arrangements to ensure legislative business is not completely halted as a result of the unfortunate incident,” the statement concluded.
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