By Leonard Okachie
The Comptroller, Abia State Fire Service, Mr Victor Gbaruko, said the fire service station at Amaekpu, Ohafia, when completed, would help in tackling incidences of fire in the state.
Gbaruko said this during the foundation-laying of the Abia North Fire Service Station at Amaekpu on Saturday.
He expressed optimism that the project would not only assist his men in fighting fire, but would also boost the number of personnel in the state.
According to Gbaruko, Abia has the lowest number of fire service personnel in the country.
He appealed to Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu to assist the outfit in recruiting more capable hands to enable the service to function optimally.
He thanked the Deputy Speaker of the Abia House of Assembly, Mr Ifeanyi Uchendu, for attracting the project to the community.
Also, the Deputy Governor, Chief Oko Chukwu, said the station would bring succour to the people of Abia North Senatorial District.
Chukwu applauded Uchendu, who is…
Source: News Agency of Nigeria