• July 23, 2021

Fire Fighting Equipment Commissioned In Akure By The Minister Of Interior

By Franca Joseph (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – A new State-of-the Art fire -fighting truck has been commissioned I Akure by the Minister of interior, Rauf Aregbesola, to further increase the capacity of the Service to prevent destruction of the lives and property of Nigerians by fire incidents.

During the commissioning ceremony at the Government House, Alagbaka- Akure, Ondo State, Aregbesola disclosed that with the deployment of the newly procured fire engines across the country to boost emergency response, the Federal Fire Service is now present in all the 36 states of the Federation, including the Federal Capital Territory, adding that the Federal Fire Service has between the months of June 2019 till date, responded to over 2,615 fire calls, saved 724 lives and assets worth more than N1.629 trillion.

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The minister, however, advised Nigerians to be careful in the usage of fire, especially as the dry season sets, in order to prevent all forms of fire disaster during the festive period and afterwards, appealing to the youths and those with the tendency to burn bushes, to restrain from bush burning, reckless disposal of un-burnt cigarettes among others, during the dry season.

Aregbesola also disclosed that the service had increased its zonal commands to 12, with the establishment of additional six zonal commands in Bauchi, Makurdi, Kubwa, Abeokuta, Kano and Enugu, which would reduce the response time to emergencies, advising those in the habit of attacking firemen and equipment to desist from such practices, describing it as a reckless and mindless act.

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