The Federal Fire service (FFS), acquired ten ultra-modern fire fighting vehicles worth one billion, eight hundred and eighty-eight million naira ($4,655,008.80) to empower and support the abled men of the service to tackle all increasing challenge of f...
The Federal Fire service (FFS), acquired ten ultra-modern fire fighting vehicles worth one billion, eight hundred and eighty-eight million naira ($4,655,008.80) to empower and support the abled men of the service to tackle all increasing challenge of fire outbreak across the country.
Rauf Aregbesola, Minister of Interior successfully commissioned all 10 ultra-Morden fire service trucks, “This very day, I commission, 10 state-of-the-art vehicles into service of the FFS”. “The immediate deployment of these vehicles to each zone would aid in the fight against incessant fire outbreak across the country”.
The vehicle acquisition comes after a N11billion approval for the purchase of 22 new firefighting trucks for the Federal Fire Service of Nigeria. Rauf Aregbesola, urged every training school and Zonal offices to effectively optimize the acquired assets, to improve the country emergency response. ‘These trucks are not for private use, I implore all state governors to desist from privatizing these trucks, it belongs to the state and its people, do not confiscate these vehicles and return all possessed fire trucks to the FFS” he added.
Year 2019/2020 remains the most appalling year, where the country witnessed fear-provoking fire outbreak ravaging market places, gas stations, and frequent pipeline fires. According to last year’s statistics June – October, the Federal Fire service (FFS) has responded to an estimated 2,615 fire outbreak, with property worth over one billion six hundred and twenty-six million naira, and 754 lives saved across the country.
The Federal Fire service is now stationed in all 36 states of the federation, and most responsive in preventing economic disasters, preventing humanitarian and saving lives. All the Fire trucks will be deployed to seven states: Oyo, Nasarawa, Bayelsa, Kaduna, Edo, Kwara, and Anambra states. As funds are made accessible, more fire trucks will be acquired.