Federal Fire Service Unveils Maiden Training Exercise for Top Management Staff
By Rose Audu
The Federal Fire Service has unveiled maiden training/retreat on Command and Leadership for top management staff of the service in Akure, Ondo state.
The training which was launched on Monday is expected to last for a week and it will be carried out by one of the Service’s consulting firm, Vail Consultant Ltd.
The Controller General, Federal Fire Service, Dr. Alhaji Liman Ibrahim, MifireE, icca, in his welcome address, revealed that the retreat was birthed for the purpose of equipping the top senior staff of the Service, with multi-dimensional management skills geared at equipping them for managerial performance on the job, and hand on skills in handling management of fire safety and other related emergencies.
The CGF also added that the retreat focuses on enabling the participants to knowing the roles and responsibilities of fire Chief Officers, some salient areas of the public service rules, the fire service rules and regulations, and major incident management procedures amongst others.
Dr. Liman as always, aired his unreserved appreciation to the government of President Muhammadu Buhari who has turned a favourable sight to the Service since 2016, with the efforts of former Minister of Interior, Gen. Dambazau and his successor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.
The Controller also used the opportunity to laud the gesture of the Ondo state Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu who donated land to the Service for the construction of its Zonal Command in Ondo state.
Delivering his opening/flagg off speech at the event, the Minister, Ministry of Interior, ably represented by the Director, Joint Services, Mr. Peter Egbodo hailed the initiative of the Controller General for the training and expressed that the retreat is apt, and will in no doubt provide avenue for strategic thinking to chart a better future for the agency.
The representative of the Minister charged the participants not to take the training for granted, and to also apply the knowledge on their work thereafter, embracing mentoring of subordinates who will one day take over the mantle of leadership of the organisation.
On his part, the representative of Ondo state government represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Lands and infrastructure, Alexander Alake said that the training is worthwhile and should be continuous, while encouraging the Service to make good use of the newly acquired equipments and engage in proper maintenance of the said equipments.