The headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Akure, Ondo State, was on Thursday evening gutted by fire.
The fire started at about 7.30pm.
It destroyed no fewer than 5,000 card readers packed in a container.
The gubernatorial election in the state is billed to hold on October 10, 2020.
The Chief Press Secretary to the INEC chairman, Mr. Rotimi Oyekanmi, confirmed the incident in a statement.
He said that the men of the Fire Service were however currently containing the fire.