Chris Ngige Labour Minister
Chris Ngige Labour Minister

FG to Investigate Fire Outbreak at NPC
The Federal Government is to set up a committee to ascertain the cause of the fire outbreak that occurred on Wednesday, 27th March, 2019 at the office of the National Productivity Centre (NPC) Abuja.

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, stated this in Abuja while inspecting the scene of the fire outbreak.

Sen. Ngige, represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment, William Nwankwo Alo, expressed shock and sadness at the incident, and pledged the full support of government in cushioning its effect.

The Minister gave the assurance that more preventive measures would be put in place in the Centre to forestall future occurences of such fire incidents.

The Director-General, National Productivity Centre, Kashim Akot, regretted the fire incident and noted that the fire recorded no casualty.

He appreciated the quick response of the Federal Fire Service, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Fire Service, and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in containing the fire from spreading beyond a section of the building.

The Director-General also commended the Ministry of Labour and Employment for their quick and prompt visit following a distress call put across to the Ministry.

The National Productivity Centre, a research-oriented parastatal supervised by the Ministry of Labour and Employment, has the manadate of articulating policies that would promote the productivity of all sectors of the economy.

Iliya Rhoda Ishaku
Assistant Director (Press)