Connect with us

General news

Federal Fire Service inaugurates two fire trucks in Anambra



Federal Fire Service inaugurates two fire trucks in Anambra

The Federal Fire Service, on Friday inaugurated two modern fire fighting trucks in Anambra to help combat fire outbreaks in the state.

The Controller-General, Federal Fire Service, Dr Liman Ibrahim, said at the ceremony that the trucks would help to minimise fire threats in the state.

Ibrahim, represented by the Assistant Controller-General (ACG) in-charge of Procurement, Dr Callistus Agu, said the deployment of the trucks was in fulfillment of a promise by the Federal Government to the state in 2019.

“The deployment of these fire fighting assets to the state is in line with the resolve of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure the safety of lives and property of the citizenry.

“It will, without doubt, enhance a robust partnership with Anambra Government to minimise fire threats in the state; fire fighting is the responsibility of all,” he said.

Ibrahim, however, urged the state government to provide offices in Awka and Onitsha for the service the smooth take-off of its operation.

The controller-general also requested for two utility vehicles to aid quick response by the fire fighters during emergencies.

He further requested for land for the construction of a permanent fire station in the state as well as recruitment of more personnel to strengthen the state fire service.

He commended Gov. Willie Obiano for his achievements by providing critical infrastructure, security, agriculture and restoration of the state’s master plan.

Responding, Obiano, represented by his Deputy, Dr Nkem Okeke, commended the federal government for the gesture, and described it as first of its kind by the federal fire service.

“If all government employees work like the Controller-General – people that keep their promises when they make such – this country will be a much better place,” he said.

The governor said that one of the trucks would be deployed to Onitsha while the other would remain in Awka, the state capital.

He expressed confidence that the trucks would contribute immensely in fighting fire outbreaks in the state.

“We beg for more when the Federal Government decides to share fire trucks or any other equipment,” Obiano added.

Edited By: Modupe Adeloye/Ejike Obeta (NAN)

Peter Okolie: is a graduate and a professionally trained journalist, with experience in national news reporting/editing and verification at the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor[at]

Not the right time for me to return to Barca as coach, Xavi says Anambra monarchs protest suspension, say “nothing warrants it” Edo Election: Ize-Iyamu promises to harness solid minerals in Akoko-Edo COVID-19: Commission refunds 2020 Hajj intending pilgrims in Adamawa Edo 2020: Crowds at rallies thrill Shaibu Board decries increase in maternal, newborn mortality in Plateau FG will prosecute destroyers of Akanu Ibiam Int’l Airport fence – Minister   IPAC dissolves interim committee, fixes  Sept. 5 for election NiMet predicts cloudy, thundery activities Friday to Sunday Nigeria’s low COVID-19 cases due to low sample collection — NCDC Members pass vote of confidence in ALGON president, Kolade Alabi Osinbajo advocates purpose-built software for virtual court proceedings Oyo govt. to spend N5.5bn to remodel Salami Stadium Resurgence of COVID-19 on health workers worrisome — Minister NGO empowers 40 rehabilitated youths in Kwara LASG gives cash donation to victims of rainstorm in Badagry Left Handers Day: We are blessed, intelligent – Jos left handers Monarchs laud Buhari’s developmental efforts in South East UNnilag VC position not vacant – workers unions 684 evacuees test positive to COVID-19 — PTF FG begins reform of Calabar, Kano special economic zones PenCom mulls contributors RSA transfer window -Official Lagos Police College, LASCODA partner to promote coconut development MTN Nigeria lifts NSE market indices further by 0.38% Christian group urges FG to end banditry, kidnapping, others CAN announces intercessory prayer session over insecurity in Nigeria Banditry in Katsina will soon fizzle out – Sen. Barkiya TETFUND could perform well with available resources – Minister Gov. Diri urges Agip to relocate to Bayelsa Abia needs competent leaders, not zoning — Otti ActionAid Nigeria urges small-holder women farmers on NAIC facilities UK, Nigeria partner on regulatory reforms on right of way 38,000 vulnerable households to benefit from CACOVID relief items in Zamfara    FG inaugurates team on digital innovation for improved service delivery  Be transformational leaders, President, Nigeria Baptist Convention charges new board members Senate committees begins scrutiny, consideration of 2021-2023 MTEF, FSP document How to further boost Nigeria’s GDP — Onu Minister lauds FCTA press corps over accurate reportage, professional conduct UN seeks $1.8bn intervention to assist 7.8m Nigerians ALGON interim c’ttee seeks stakeholders’ support, cooperation on new leadership COVID-19: Firm donates 25,000 facemasks to FCTA 818m children lack access to handwashing facilities in schools- WHO/UNICEF Report Police kill 2 suspected bandits, rescue 2 kidnapped persons in Katsina Evacuation: 175 stranded Nigerians arrive Abuja from Uganda Minister inaugurates ultra modern Senate Building in BUK Folarin Coker’s death, great loss to Lagos — Sanwo-Olu Navy, NEXIM Bank sign MoU towards opening up inland waterways for International Trade 818 million children worldwide risk contracting COVID-19 — UNICEF Don’t compromise, CAN president tells security agencies Nasarawa State Assembly to partner with Govt, NGOs to fight malnutrition in children