Oyo State Inaugurates Firefighting Trucks Deployed by FG
Federal Government has deployed two firefighting trucks to Oyo state through the Federal Fire Service to support in combating cases of incessant fire mishaps in the state.
Governor Seyi Makinde who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Engineer Rauf Olaniyan inaugurated the firefighting trucks at the State Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan.
Governor Makinde explained that efforts were in top gear to build a formidable and effective fire prevention and firefighting outfit through procuring more firefighting trucks and the recent upgrading of the state fire service to an agency for optimal performance.
While lauding federal government for the gesture, Governor Makinde called for collaboration among tiers of government, individuals and corporate organisations to be proactive in reducing fire incidences and other disaster.
In his address, the Comptroller General of the Federal Fire Service, Alhaji Liman Ibrahim who was represented by the Assistant Comptroller General Calistus Agwu requested for allocation of utility vehicles from the state government to complement its roles, inclusion of the federal fire service in the state security council .
Alhaji Ibrahim also reiterated the commitment of the federal government in ensuring the protection of lives and properties of its citizenry.