The Ondo State Head Office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Akure, the state capital, has been gutted by fire.
In a series of tweets, INEC said the inferno gutted the container housing Smart Card Readers.
Men of the Fire Service are, however, currently containing the fire.
“National Commissioner, Barrister Festus Okoye, who is in Ondo State in connection with preparations for the Ondo State Governorship election scheduled for 10th October 2020, rushed to the office at about 8pm,” the commission said.
“The Administrative Secretary of the State, Mr. Popoola and some staff of the Commission are also there.”
Okoye disclosed that investigation into the cause of the fire would commence promptly after the fire has been contained.
The Administrative Secretary of the State, Mr. Popoola and some staff of the Commission are also there.
Barrister Okoye said investigation into the cause of the fire will commence promptly after the fire has been contained.
— INEC Nigeria (@inecnigeria) September 10, 2020