Fire station: Fed Govt partners Akwa Ibom

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The Akwa Ibom State government has signed a deal with the Federal Government to site a metropolitan fire station for the Southsouth in Uyo, the state capital.

Governor Udom Emmanuel spoke yesterday when he granted  audience to the Comptroller General of Fire Service, EngineerAnebi Joseph Garba who led a delegation of Fire Officials to the Government House, Uyo on a courtesy call to the State Chief Executive.

Emmanuel said the state government has provided land for the construction of the metropolitan fire station, adding the facility will be easily accessible without traffic congestion and suitable for the discharge of their responsibility.

He expressed appreciation to the Federal Fire Service for the decision to set up a zonal office in the state noting that it will compliment government’s efforts at setting up an emergency centre in conjunction with the state Ministry of Health, and other related services.

The governor made a case for the employment of indigenes of the state by the Federal Fire Service and promised to assist in certain aspects of logistics and other things.

He stated that the state was not taking their coming to Akwa Ibom for granted as shown in the calibre of stakeholders invited to be part of the courtesy call by the State Government and assured the officials of a successful stay in the course of work in Akwa Ibom.

The Comptroller General, Federal Fire Service,  Anebi Joseph Garba , said the purpose of the visit was to request for a suitable land for the construction of a metropolitan-type fire station for the Southsouth in Uyo.

According to  Anebi, the decision to site the office in Akwa Ibom is sequel to approval by the Federal Government for the construction of such station in the six geopolitical zones in the country.

He said the service would soon commence the strengthening of its presence in Akwa Ibom with the deployment of multi-million naira fire fighting assets and personnel.

ice, Njoku Chika, The South East Commander of the Fire Service, Akpan Anthony among others in attendance.

 

 

 


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