From Sule Aliyu, Bauchi
Worried by the dilapidation of firefighting equipment, especially vehicles, which have limited their services, Bauchi State Government has equipped the state Fire Service with firefighting vehicles to enable it respond to distress calls.
The presentation of the keys of the vehicles was done by the Secretary to the State Government, Barr. Ibrahim Kashim who directed that the vehicles must be put to effective management for better service delivery.
Barr. Kashim also said that the donation of the fire fighting vehicles was part of the determination of the Sen. Bala Muhammad-led administration to provide the fire service with modern equipment to discharge its responsibilities efficiently.
He said: “We are grateful to His Excellency, Governor Bala Mohammed for purchasing these vehicles to Fire Service to improve operations.
“We are all aware that fire service in our state is facing challenges in relation to lack of modern equipment and the vehicles we are donating today is part of efforts to address the challenges.”
Barr. Kashim used the medium to reassure the people of the state that the state government was doing everything possible to provide modern fire fighting vehicles in each of the local government areas of the state to alleviate their sufferings during fire disasters.
While responding, the state Director of Fire Service, Engr. Bala Garba, expressed gratitude to the governor for the vehicles, assuring that they would be utilized effectively by responding to fire disasters immediately.