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Safety: Enugu govt lectures students, others on fire prevention measures




The administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has launched into a sensitization marketing campaign in faculties aimed toward educating college students and workers on methods of stopping fireplace outbreak.


The marketing campaign, which is being organized by the State Fireplace Service, was flagged off on the Institute of Administration and Expertise (IMT) Enugu, yesterday, in collaboration with the administration of the establishment.

Talking on the flag-off, the State Chief Fireplace Officer, Engr. Okwudiri Ohaa, disclosed that the marketing campaign was in furtherance of Gov. Ugwuanyi administration’s zero fireplace outbreak programmes in Enugu State.

Engr. Ohaa identified that the governor’s battle in opposition to fireplace outbreak is outstanding, including that the essence of the programme was to teach the scholars and workers of IMT, Enugu “on the doubtless causes of fireside, tips about how one can stop fireplace outbreak, and what to do in case the unlucky incident happens”.

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The Chief Fireplace Officer, who highlighted the outstanding feats of Gov. Ugwuanyi’s administration within the space of fireside security, acknowledged that it established 5 new ultra-modern fireplace service stations throughout the three senatorial zones of the state after 56 years because the earlier station was constructed.

He added that Gov. Ugwuanyi’s administration recruited 66 firefighters to spice up the workforce of the state fireplace service; procured 5 new Mini Fireplace Vehicles with all the mandatory tools for the 5 newly constructed fireplace service stations; bought 5 new Fast Reply Firefighting Automobiles for the state fireplace service in addition to building of boreholes within the new fireplace service stations situated at Orba, Ogurute, Oji River, Ozalla and Udi.

“In capability constructing, His Excellency (Ugwuanyi) left no stone unturned as he sponsored the Chief Fireplace Officer for coaching overseas at Fireplace Service School Motern in Mash London, UK. In 2019, one other 5 (5) fireplace officers have been sponsored for a nationwide fireplace convention in Ilorin, Kwara State.

“He (Ugwuanyi) is the main Governor in Nigeria to have put in fireplace extinguishers of assorted sorts and sizes in over 24 main markets in his state and different fireplace inclined places.

“His Excellency broke data once more within the historical past of Enugu State Fireplace Service, as he offered Private Protecting Tools (PPE) for the security of all firefighters within the state”.

In his speech, the Rector of IMT, Enugu, Prof. Austin Nweze defined that the coaching was a part of the initiatives of the varsity administration aimed toward supporting the state authorities’s concerted efforts at tackling fireplace outbreaks for security of lives and property of residents of the state.

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Prof. Nweze applauded Gov. Ugwuanyi for his administration’s steadfastness and sheer dexterity in managing and responding quickly to incidents of fireside outbreak within the state via numerous time-honoured interventions comparable to provision of the wanted amenities and logistics for the efficient operation of the institution.

Delivering his lecture on causes of fireside outbreak, a Fireplace Officer (FO1), Chika Ogbu suggested the scholars and different contributors to at all times take note of components which will ignite fireplace and result in inferno, stating that “Fireplace is an effective servant however a harmful grasp”.


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