Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has commissioned a new fire fighting truck for the Federal Fire Service in the State.
Receiving the fire fighting truck at Government House, Umuahia, on Monday, Governor Ikpeazu acknowledged the hard work and industry of the men of the fire service in Nigeria.
He particularly commended the Abia Command of the Fire Service for its hard work and pledged to continue to support it to do more.
Ikpeazu promised that the new Fire Service Training School in Abia would receive every support from the State Government.
The Governor advocated for more proactive measures be taken to educate the Abia citizenry on the dangers of fire as well as responsibility of citizens whenever there is a fire outbreak
Earlier while presenting the truck to the Governor on behalf of the Comptroller General of the Federal Fire Service, Alhaji Liman Ibrahim, the Assistant Comptroller General in charge of Zone J of the Federal Fire Service, Dr. Callistus Agu explained that the truck is to be used for training at the Federal Fire Service Training School located in Abia State and for emergency responses to fire incidents across the State.
He said that the training school would be for the fire men in the South East geopolitical zone.
The truck is an ultra-modern facility and has the latest fire fighting gadgets.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu later inspected a guard of honour mounted by officers of the Federal Fire Service, after which a fire fighting demonstration was conducted by the officers.