Gov. Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has promised his administration’s commitment to safeguarding lives and property of citizens as an effort to combat fire outbreaks in the state.
Yahaya made the promise on Tuesday during the inauguration of one modern fire fighting truck in Gombe.
“We can not avoid fire because some might come as human error so we shall double efforts to make sure people are protected.
The governor acknowledged that the state fire service was in need of more firefighters hence the need for recruitment of more men.
Yahaya, however, stated that there would be more demands by the state government to the Federal Fire Service (FFS) to ensure that the state attends to fire incidents efficiently.
According to him, the allocation would enable FFS officers complement state fire service in the area of fire risk assessment in public and private premises.
“The other one will be converted to Rapid Intervention Vehicle with complementary equipment and gadgets for quick response in the event of emergencies,” he said.
Liman requested for “sponsorship of state fire service personnel in local and foreign trainings in view of emerging firefighting trends.
“Inclusion of the FFS in the State Security Council and strengthening of the state fire service through recruitment of capable hands.
“Welfare enhancement package for fire personnel to the paramilitary salary structure”.(NAN)