Former Heads of State Abdusalami, Babangida Lauds Fire Service Boss for His Contribution Towards Fire Safety
A former Military Head of State, General Abubakar Abdulsalami (rtd), has called on town planners to ensure access road to markets and other public places for easy access by emergency responders during emergencies.
The former head of state made the call while receiving the Controller General of Federal Fire Service (FFS) Dr Liman Ibrahim to his house in Minna on a courtesy visit.
He said it was imperative for the the Fire Service in its policy and fire safety standard document to review and include mandatory accessibility of good roads to markets and and other public places.
“I think in your document you should see how the legislators of the FG make it mandatory for town town planners to provide access roads for emergency response,” he said.
Abdulsalami also commended the Federal Fire service on it’s plan to acquire a firefighting helicopter.
“Despite the limited resources of the country, you have been able to sell your idea to the appropriate authorities and it only means you are putting in lots of efforts.”
Abdulsalami who applauded the CG for the procurement of fire fighting equipments that have made it possible for the Federal Fire Service to have its presence in every state of the federation also congratulated the CG for bringing the Federal Fire Service to limelight.
“Before your emergence as as the CG of the Federal Fire Service, not much was known about the activities of the service and not much attention was given at the state and FG level,” he said.
Also, a former Military Head of State, General Ibrahim Babangida (rtd), who received the Fire Service boss in his house, commended the drive and rebranding processes embarked upon by the Controller General of Federal Fire Service, Dr Liman Ibrahim.
According to him, the review of the Operational Standard and Procedure of the National Fire Safety Code currently undergoing repeal is a welcome development and commendable.
He added that the current document under review is deliberately packaged to rebrand the organisation and resolve its image crisis and the consequent loss of public confidence.
While responding, the CG said the current reforms will transform FFS into a credible result-driven organisation; engendering transparency and accountability in the entire operation of the service.
He congratulated the FFS boss for building a “stronger institution” that will remain permanent.
“Your name will be remembered for institutionalising the soon to be acquired new policy and as long as the institution is strong, it will go well,”he said.