CHINYEAKA Ohaa, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), has stressed the need for prompt response to emergency situations in the FCT by the Federal and FCT Fire Services, to ensure that lives and properties are saved during emergencies
Ohaa spoke on Tuesday in Abuja when he received a delegation from the Federal and FCT Fire Services, led by the Comptroller General, Federal Fire Service, Dr Liman Ibrahim.
He said that Abuja as an emerging top city in the world required the best services in terms of protecting lives and properties during emergency situations.
” Abuja is an emerging city and we need to make sure that we give the best to the city in terms of protecting lives and properties.
” As we grow with the construction of sky scrapers, you have to know the new technology in fire-fighting and emergency management beyond fire, because even when there is flooding, we need your services.”
He noted that emergencies were inevitably part of life, adding that firemen should not restrict their services to fire fighting alone, but also be available during flooding and other such incidences.
He advocated for collaboration and partnership between the Federal and FCT Fire Services, saying that synergy between both organisations would enhance the tackling of emergencies in the FCT.
Ohaa described Ibrahim as an ambassador of the FCT “considering the fact that the CG began his career as an FCT Fire Service Officer.
” His elevation to the post of Comptroller General is a testament to the quality of the FCT Fire Service.”
The permanent secretary disclosed that plans were under way to procure modern equipment for the FCT Fire Service with the recent approval received from the Federal Executive Council.
Earlier, Ibrahim who traced his roots to the FCT Fire Service appreciated the FCT Administration for the enormous support and contributions to both the FCT and the Federal Fire Services.
He said that the FCT Fire Service had recorded improvement in its operations from what it used to be in 2002, when it had nine second hand vehicles which were restricted to just the area councils.
According to him, currently FCT Fire Service has 14 fire stations in various parts of the FCT as well as enhanced personnel.
– July 16, 2019 @ 08:05 GMT |