The Governor of Adamawa State Alhaji Ahmadu Fintri has described the Federal Government commitment to equipping the Fire service as a step in the right direction.
Governor Fintiri stated this in Yola when he received the Controller General, Federal Fire Service, Dr Liman Ibrahim on a working visit to Adamawa State.
Receiving two fire fighting trucks from the controller General of the Federal Fire Service, for the zone, the State Governor, Alhaji Ahmadu Fintiri said the equipment would scale the capacity and preparedness of the firemen in the state to save lives and property of citizens, especially in the dry seas
“We’ve been using manual and traditional ways of quenching fire because even the doesn’t have a functioning fire fighting equipment but today I would say we are one of the luckiest we are grateful to the Federal Government, the governor said”.
Alhaji Fintiri who commended the Comptroller General for his commitment to duty urged the officers in the zone to make good use of the equipment.
The Controller General of the Federal Fire Service, Dr Liman Ibrahim explained that the presentation of the equipment was to increase the efficiency of the New Zonal Centre created to coordinate emergency response and fire disaster management in three states of Taraba, Adamawa and Gombe.
“What it means is that there would be a prompt response to the disaster, and an improvement in our response time because the more equipment we have and the closer we are to Community the better our response time. I want to assure the Nigerian community that fire safety is paramount in the agenda of Mr President and we are the implementers and we are implementing that now. so there is fire compliance everywhere now and we want to appeal to the members of the public to cooperate with the fire service, the CG said”.
Controller General of the Federal Fire Service, Dr Liman Ibrahim had on Monday commenced a working visit alongside other senior officers to inaugurate four of its new Zonal Offices in Minna, Yola, Owerri and Akure the Ondo state capital.
The team is expected to proceed to Imo, Akure and Delta States for further distribution of the emergency equipment.