The timely intervention of the Airport Fire and Rescue Services Department saved the building from being consumed by fire.
The fire which broke out at the E-Wing of the airport terminal started from the airport electrical control panel and was quickly put under control by the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, firefighters.
Confirming the incident, Friday, Mr Yakubu Dati, General Manager, Corporate Affairs, FAAN, said it did not disrupt normal flight operations at the airport.
According to Dati, “A quick response by men of the Airport Fire and Rescue Services Department has averted a fire incident at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
“The incident, which occurred at the E-Wing on Thursday, July 28, 2016, at about 1100pm did not affect flight operations. Preliminary investigation indicates that the fire emanated from the electrical control panel.
“Our engineers who have restored power to affected areas are working round the clock to restore normalcy. Members of the public are therefore advised to disregard nay-sayers who may want to exploit the situation to create unnecessary panic.
“The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria wishes to apologise to all travellers and airport users for inconveniences caused while assuring them of their safety and security.”