FG to sustain onslaught on criminals threatening national security – official



 The Federal Government is to sustain the ongoing onslaught on criminals threatening internal security, Mr Shuaib Belgore, Permanent Secretary, Ministry Interior, said on Tuesday in .

Belgore, in a remark at the inauguration the Federal Fire Sevice (FFS) Multipurpose Hall, said the onslaught would be intensified so as to rid Nigeria bandits and insurgents.

 

 

 

 

 

 

He assured the FFS of the interior ministry’ readiness to help the fire outfit to attain its mandate so as to save lives and properties of citizens.

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.

“The good news, however, is equipment, trucks and the quality human to this service into the future are gradually being  put in place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I charge you to be fully 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 plans were ongoing to establish fire stations in the 109 senatorial districts to facilitate grassroots interaction between citizens and the fire service to foster better cooperation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He further disclosed that a proposal had been been presented to the Federal Government for the purchase of new fire trucks.

“The proposal also captured 15 ambulances, 15 rapid intervention machines and 15 water tankers of 10,000 liters capacity,” he said. (NAN)