Video credit: Kogi State House of Assembly
The Kogi State House of Assembly has been gutted by fire.
As at the time of filing this report, the cause of the fire incident remains unknown.
According to the video cited by NPO Reports correspondent the assembly gallery was completely burnt.
It was gathered that the fire incident started at about 8 am on Monday.
State Government Speaks
In a statement released Monday morning over then incident, Commissioner for Information Kingsley Fanwo said investigations have commenced into the cause of the inferno.
Read Full Text of Statement Below:
KOGI STATE GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA
FIRE RAZED THE KOGI STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY COMPLEX
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 10th October, 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.
We urge the general public to be calm, law abiding and resist the temptation of being lawless as 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.
Hon. Commissioner for Information and Communications