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Adamawa Fire Service generated N2.5 million revenue in 2019 – official

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The Adamawa Fire Service Department on Friday said it generated N2.5 million naira as revenue in 2019.

Abdullahi Adamu, the State Chief Fire Officer, told the Nigeria News Agency in Yola on Friday that

the fire department recorded 89 distress calls and eight false calls during the period.

“In 2019, the state fire service generated a total sum of N 2.5 million naira as revenue to the government’s coffers.

“Also, in the period under review, we received about 89 distress calls of  which eight were false calls.

“Equally, 10 persons were saved, while two lives were lost to fire incidents, and property worth  over N200 million and N550,221,58 naira were lost and saved, respectively,”Adamu said.

He said that the state fire department had 10 fire fighting machines, out of which only four were functional.

The fire chief complained that the department lacked fire ambulance, adding that negligence and ignorance  were behind the causes of many fire incidents in the state.

He said that government was making efforts to establish additional fire fighting stations in some local government areas of the state.

Adamu said that the state fire department had cordial working relationship with the federal fire service, NEMA, ADSEMA and other relevant stakeholders.

Edited By: Remi Koleoso/Tajudeen Atitebi

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