The Office of the National Productivity Centre, NPC located at Cape Town Street, Zone 4, Wuse, Abuja, was on Wednesday afternoon gutted by fire.
The Director-General of the Centre, Kashim Akot, reported that the fire was caused by the electric surge in one of the sockets in the upper building of the office, Daily Post reports.
Although no life was lost, the fire, however, ravaged some parts of the first floor of the building.
The NPC boss regretted that many important data that are relevant for national usage were lost during the unfortunate incident.
The NPC, an agency under the Federal Ministry of Labour supervised by Senator Chris Ngige as Minister, aims at improving the quality of lives of Nigerians by making available increased quantity and improved quality of goods and services to the people.