Federal Fire Service Sites South East Training School In Abia | READ DETAILS
The Federal Fire Service is currently constructing its training school for the south east region in Uzuakoli, in Abia state.
Informing governor Alex Otti of the project during a working visit on Tuesday, the Assistant Controller-General of the Federal Fire Service, Mrs. Ijeoma Achi-Okidi, said the training school project was attracted by an Abia indigene who is a retired permanent secretary in the ministry of interior, Dame Barrister Georgina Arisa.
Achi-Okidi assured governor Otti, that the agency will give it’s maximum support to see that the investments of the state government are secured.
In her words;
“Your Excellency, sir, I want to assure you that the Federal Fire Service is here to assist because to whom much is given, much is expected. This is important because based on what you’re doing in Abia Fire, you should be able to protect all these investments. I see a whole new life being injected into Abia Fire and I hope it is sustained.
“It would interest you to know, Your Excellency, that for the past two months, we have been able to procure about eight modern fire trucks that are ready to be sent to the states. Also, the Federal Fire Service procured 15 rapid intervention fire trucks. These rapid intervention fire trucks are used to manoeuvre very tight and rigorous areas, where the big fire appliance may not be able to reach. So with this rapid intervention, you can reach those areas especially markets and remote communities.
“It’s actually unprecedented that this is happening in Abia State Fire Service. We’re happy that this is happening in Abia because this is the first time that we are having a responsive government. Federal Fire Service will give you all the support that you need”.
Responding, governor Alex Otti thanked the federal agency for choosing Abia state to site a new training school in the South East Zone.
He harped on the economic value embedded in the state, noting that safety of lives and properties is paramount.
“For us here in Abia, governance is comprehensive. While we are building infrastructure, while we are doing everything possible to create an enabling environment for investments and businesses, we also would not take our attention away from protection. The Federal Fire Service is all about protection of life and property. We do not want to wait until it happens and then we would be running helter-skelter. That’s why we have operated safety of lives and property as part of our governance model” the governor said.