Newly built Ajah LAMATA terminal gutted by fire

There was a fire outbreak on Saturday morning at the new Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) terminal in Ajah.

The cause of the morning inferno at the terminal which is still under construction is yet to be ascertained.

Videos making the round on social media showed thick smoke blowing through the roof.

The state government intervened swiftly by mobilizing the Fire Service Unit to the scene after emergency calls.

The Lagos State Transport Management Authority (LASTMA) also confirmed the incident.


[9AM] #Ajah #FireIncident

We just got a report that LAMATA office at Ajah is on fire now. @LAG_FireService have also been alerted.

Cause of the fire is yet unknown. #FollowLASTMA@Gidi_Traffic@TrafficChiefNG@trafficbutter@ARISEtv@TVCconnect@lagostelevision

— LASTMA (@followlastma) January 22, 2022

In another tweet, LASTMA confirmed that the fire had been put out.

“The earlier reported fire incident at LAMATA newly constructed shelter at Ajah is put off now. Normalcy has been restored”, it tweeted.