Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has commiserated with traders affected by a fire outbreak at the Super Plaza in Surulere, Lagos.
The mall on Akerele Street was gutted by fire on Wednesday.
In a message posted on social media, the politician who represents Surulere 1 Constituency in the National Assembly wrote: “My thoughts and prayers are with traders in Surulere Plaza, Akerele in my constituency over the fire outbreak that gutted the complex this evening.”
The building formerly known as Super Cinema houses many shops and churches including Fountain Hall, Dominion City Worship and Omega Fire Ministries.
Director-General of Lagos Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Oluwafemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said preliminary investigation conducted on site indicated that the fire resulted from an electrical surge in one of the shops before escalating to other parts of the plaza.
“No loss of life nor injury has been sustained so far at the scene of the fire where properties worth a fortune have been lost to the inferno,” Oke-Osanyintolu said.