BY ADINDU ADAKU in Lagos•
The Managing Director of Ecobank Nigeria Plc, Charles Kie has commended fire service personnel for their diligence, expertise and bravery which culminated in containing the fire incident at Ecobank compound on Tuesday morning.
Kie in a statement said the fire started when a tanker-delivering diesel to the Bank caught fire. However, the fire was contained within the generator house and the diesel truck and there was no loss of life or damage to any other property.
The Lagos State Fire Service, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Response Unit and the Federal Fire Service arrived quickly and put out the fire.
The Managing Director also expressed profound gratitude to Fidelity Bank Plc, Union Bank of Nigeria Plc, United Bank for Africa Plc, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Julius Berger Nigeria and NAPIMS for providing much needed support and our appreciation also goes to the general public and all well-wishers.
Meanwhile, Ecobank’s Data Centre was not affected, as business at the Head Office rapidly returned to normal. Ecobank assures everyone that the bank’s building and all its other facilities are in order. Ecobank successfully triggered its business continuity plan and normal banking activities have continued.