From right CG, FFS, Perm. Sec. Ministry of Finance, Emir of Zazzau, Executive Secretary SEMA Kaduna and other dignitaries at the cutting of the tape in Zaria
The Federal Government has commenced the distribution of fire fighting trucks to Senatorial Districts to curtail fire disaster across the country.
The Controller General, CG, Federal Fire Service, FFS, Dr Liman Ibrahim made this known in Zaria while inaugurating fire trucks and ambulances deployed to Kaduna North Senatorial district.
Dr Ibrahim explained that fire equipment will help in reducing damages that may occur as a result of fire breakouts noting that the Service would comence a campaign on how to manage fire at early stages before becoming wild.
“We need aggressive public enlightenment, People must be told what to do when there is fire outbreak, what to do after fire outbreak because every fire starts very small at that incipient stage. Everybody should be auxiliary Fire fighter, you should be able to manage that fire incident because if people that are around the fire scenes are trained on how to handle fire before our arrival, I think we would be able to curtail the excesses of fire menace because one is to reduce the impact on us and to reduce the number of fire outbreak,” the CG said.
Emir of Zazzau, Malam Ahmed Bamalli commended the Federal Government for investing in modern fire infrastructure noting that it will greatly assist the people of the zone.
He said at the local level, sensitization was ongoing on fire prevention but urged his district heads to do more in their communities.
The Emir also called on relevant stakeholders to support the Federal Fire Service in its effort to curb fire.
Earlier, the Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai represented by the Executive Secretary of NEMA, Mr Abubakar Alhassan said the equipment would complement the already existing emergency response facilities, urging the people to take ownership of the equipment as they are at the receiving end.