“It took the combined effort of the workers and the Ebonyi State Fire Service to put off the fire,” Senior Special Assistant to Gov. David Umahi on Internal Security, Dr. Kenneth Ugbala confirmed the incident while speaking to News Agency of Nigeria
Ugbala said: “The fire outbreak was caused by a faulty electrical connection within the accounts section and the level of damage was minimal.
“An upholstery and cottons within the section were completely burnt and we would ascertain the true extent of damage when the fire service concludes its task.”
James Owoh, the state Chief Fire Officer, said his officers promptly responded to the distress call from the Government House.
“We have always been responsive to distress calls and Government House officials acknowledged that the situation was promptly put under control,” Owoh said.