Kwara State commends FG for equipping Fire Service Training School
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GOV. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara, on Tuesday, commended the Federal Government for providing firefighting equipment for the state.
AbdulRazaq gave the commendation while inaugurating a fire truck deployed to the Fire Service Training School in Ilorin.
Represented by his deputy, Mr. Kayode Alabi, the governor said that the gesture would boost the government’s efforts at reducing fire outbreaks in the state.
He said that his administration had procured two modern rapid intervention fire trucks and one firefighting truck in preparedness for response to fire outbreaks.
AbdulRazaq also lauded the prompt response of the state fire service officers to fire incidence in the state, calling for the support of the residents with the fire service for effective discharge of its duties.
The Controller-General of Federal Fire Service, Dr. Ibrahim Liman, said that the firefighting truck was deployed to serve two functions in the state.
Represented by the service’s Assistant Controller-General, Callistus Agu, Liman said that the truck would be used for firefighting and training of firefighters in the north-central zone of the country.
He added that firefighting was everybody’s business, hence the need for synergy between the Federal and State Governments in the prevention and response to fire outbreak.
Liman also solicited for improved training and welfare packages for firefighters in the state, as obtained in other states. (NAN)
– Jun. 23, 2020 @ 17:59 GMT |