From Nosa Akenzua, Asaba
Governor of Delta, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, on Thursday called for effective fire-fighting service in the country, saying it would minimise the effect of fire incidents on the people.
The governor made the call while inaugurating two fire-fighting trucks procured by Federal Fire Service for its zonal office in Asaba.
Tagged Zone K, the command covers Delta, Edo, and Bayelsa, add has Asaba as headquarters.
Okowa advised that for any outbreak of fire, it was important for speedy efforts to be made to curtail extent of damage that it may cause, stressing that effective fire service would check such.
“The donation of these firefighting trucks and the choice of Asaba as the Zonal Headquarters for Zone K is a welcome development.
“We have an efficient fire service in the state and this addition which will see the FFS playing complementary roles will be of great assistance to us as it will help to attend to vast areas in the state bearing in mind that we have a lot of urban areas.”
He thanked FFS for choosing Delta as zonal headquarters and assured that his administration would cooperate with them to enable them succeed in their activities.
Earlier, the Comptroller- General of FFS, Dr Ibrahim Liman, had said, “FFS, as the apex fire-fighting organization in Nigeria, monitors developments in the fire services across the country, especially as it relates to the preparedness status of fire-fighting mobile and fixed assets.