A statement issued by the Special Assistant to the Governor on Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu, described the fire as minor.
Nwakaudu also said the incident occurred about 3pm at the police observatory, by the back gate of the Government House.
The statement reads, “A minor fire incident occurred today at the Police Observatory at the back gate of the Government House, Port Harcourt, about 3pm.
“Preliminary findings indicate that the minor fire incident was caused by power surge which led to the malfunctioning of an air-conditioner attached to the post.”
He explained that the situation was immediately contained by fire fighters at the Government House.
“Nobody was injured in the incident and government activities are going on unhindered.
‘‘A detailed investigation into the cause of the minor fire incident has been ordered by Governor Nyesom Wike.”