Oyetola commends FG over establishment of zonal fire service headquarters in Osun
Osun State governor, Mr Gboyega Oyetola, on Wednesday commended the federal government for being supportive to the state by approving the establishment of the zonal Fire Service Headquarters in the state.
He specifically lauded President Muhammadu Buhari and the Minister of Interior, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, for commendation, saying that the gesture would further complement the efforts of the state towards preventing and combating natural disasters.
Oyetola advocated the need for the people to always apply preventive measures and cultivate the habit that would enhance safety and strengthen the security of lives and property.
He gave the commendation in his office while receiving the Controller General of Federal Fire Service, Dr Liman Ibrahim and his entourage who were in the state to inaugurate the newly procured state-of-the-art fire fighting trucks donated by the federal government.
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The governor, who reiterated his administration’s commitment to ensuring safety and security of lives and property, said the government would continue to promote enlightenment programmes that could help to expose the public to precautionary measures against natural disasters.
According to Oyetola, “I must thank President Muhammadu Buhari for the wonderful support for the state. I equally commend the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, for finding it necessary to support the state in this regard. You will recall that about a month ago, we commissioned 11 fire service stations across the state alongside with the fire fighting trucks that we rehabilitated as part of efforts to prevent and combat fire incidence.”
“This is to boost a swift response system to any form of distress particularly when there is fire outbreak. Our administration has demonstrated high commitment to the welfare of our people as we have been alive to our constitutional responsibilities particularly on their security and welfare.”
In his remark, the Controller of Federal Fire Service, Dr Liman Ibrahim, lauded the state government for being committed to the security and welfare of the people of the state.
He said the agency was aware of the state’s commitment to strengthen the capacity of the agency for efficient and effective service delivery, disclosing that the federal government had through the Ministry of Interior, approved the establishment of a Federal Fire Service Zonal Headquarters in Osogbo.
Ibrahim explained that the newly procured fire fighting trucks were donated to the state in confirmation of the take-off of the new zone.