FG to decentralize emergency response, hails firefighters for sacrifices


By Omeiza Ajayi, Abuja

The Federal Government has announced plans to decentralize emergency responses, especially in the area of mitigating fire disasters.

Minister of Interior, Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo disclosed this on Thursday night when he inspected facilities at the headquarters of the Federal Fire Service, FFS.

Dr Tunji-Ojo who was impressed by some of the state-of-the-art facilities, also hailed firefighters for the various sacrifices they have made in the cause of duty, noting that many have lost lives and limbs.

Noting that firefighting is not optional but mandatory, the minister charged officers and men of the Service to brace up to the challenges of the modern era.

He said; “We will do everything humanly possible to decentralize the emergency response system. I am happy seeing the mobile trucks. If we have more in our economic zones, our markets as first responders, it will be good. It will be very disastrous if there is fire in the markets and there is no…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper