He applauded the FFS for its resilience in spite of the challenges of inadequate funds, lack of equipment and a poorly trained and insufficient manpower.
“I charge you to be fully committed to your roles which go beyond fire fiighting to tackling disasters and rescuing people in danger.
“The ball is in your court to turn the service to what it is known for – an organisation of gallant officers,” he said.
Earlier, Mr Ibrahim Liman, FFS Controller-General, had said that plans were ongoing to establish more fire stations in the 109 senatorial districts to facilitate grassroots interaction between citizens and the fire service to foster better cooperation.
“The proposal also captured 15 ambulances, 15 rapid intervention machines and 15 water tankers of 10,000 liters capacity,” he said. (NAN)