Kogi House of Assembly goes up in flames

The Kogi state house of assembly building in Lokoja has suffered partial destruction due to fire.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined, although according to reports, the incident happened on Monday morning.

According to Salau Ozigi, director of the Kogi Fire Service, the fire was contained to the assembly complex’s chamber and gallery.

Although, the Kogi state governor’s special security adviser, Jerry Omodara, who was present at the scene, declined to speak with reporters about the potential source of the fire.

Reporters were informed by a security guard at the complex that the fire began at 7am.

The inferno has subsided as of the time this report was submitted.

The Kogi state assembly speaker, Mathew Kolawole, told reporters that the fire won’t stop the assembly from meeting because the mace wasn’t damaged.

“We got a call this morning from our people here. We are leaving the security people here to do their job,” he said.

“This does not affect the sitting. The mace is not affected and we can actually sit anywhere and conduct our legislative activities.”

The speaker also said that security personnel would look into the situation to determine what happened.

 

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