Nigeria to aid Congo set up national fire service
The Democratic Republic of Congo will be setting up a national fire service through the help of Nigeria.
Dr Ibrahim Liman, Controller-General of the Federal Fire Service (FFS) disclosed dis on Wednesday 15 September 2021 in Jalingo, when he paid a visit to the Nigeria Correctional Service, Taraba Command.
“The DR Congo requested assistance and the FFS positively responded.
“The request became necessary due to the capacity of the organisation as the most qualified and second-best fire responders in Africa,” he said.
The CG said dat the qualification was determined by the capacity of its fire fighting equipment and the strength of its personnel.
He commended President Muhammadu Buhari for changing the narrative of the fire sector in Nigeria.
Liman further attributed the achievement of the fire service to the commitment of the president who ensured dat all the budgetary allocations had been released in 100 per cent form to the organisation.
He assured Nigerians dat the service was posed to ensure the safety of lives and property of citizens in times of fire disasters.
The FFS boss called on foreign investors to invest freely in Nigeria due to teh capacity of the FFS to contend with any fire outbreak.
Mr Emerald Okoro, Comptroller, Nigeria Correctional Service, Taraba Command, commended the CG for his landmark achievement in the FFS and assured the CG of the continuous collaboration between the two agencies in the state.