ABIA, Nigeria – Ibrahim Liman, the Conptroller General of the Federal Fire Service, has revealed that the Federal government has approved the establishment of Fire Service South- East Training School in Umuahia and requested land for building the school as well as temporary accommodation for immediate take off of the program.
Liman explained that the school would offer training for the professional development of firefighters in the five States in the South-East zone.
The Controller General who made this known when he led delegations from the Federal Fire Service on a Courtesy visit to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu at Government house, Umuahia, harped on the need for the Federal Fire Service to partner with the Abia State Government to minimize the threat of uncontrollable fire to lives and property.
He added that the need to sustain this effort cannot be over- emphasized in view of the state of fire outbreaks and other related threats to the States in recent past.
Meanwhile, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Interior Barr. Georgnia Ehuria applauded the government’s decision to set up skill training centre.
She said, “The establishment of the Fire Service Training School Umuahia is part of the next level agenda of the Federal government to realize safety of lives especially in the major markets in the country including Aba”.
Abia State government handed over land allocation papers covering about 10 hectares of land to the Federal Fire Service for the building of Training Centre for fire fighters in the South-East.