The State Commissioner for Information and Strategy,Mr Sunday Akere has called on civil servants in the state to be careful during this period of harmattan by switching off all electrical appliances in government offices before closing each day.
Mr Akere gave this admonition while inspecting the level of damage at the Conference Hall of the Ministry which was gutted by fire last night.
The Commissioner,who braced all odds to be present at the scene last night while the fire wad raging,gave thanks to Almighty God that no document was affected by the fire.
While assessing the level of damage and in response to reporters questions,Mr Akere stated that the fire emanated from one of the base sockets in the hall and destroyed the five split air conditioners,plastic chairs ,rug and some equipment in the film editing studio.
Also speaking, the Commissioner for Home Affairs,Culture and Tourism, Mr Sikiru Ayedun and his counterpart in the Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs, Mrs Mofolake Adetoun Adegboyega, both called for vigilance and more sensitisation on the dangers of electricity especially during dry season.