Shettima Commends CG For Deploying 40 Federal Fire Service Personnel, 2 Fire Fighting Trucks

... Pledges To Provide Houses, Office, Allowances, Logistics To Deployed Staff

Governor Kashim Shettima has commended the skills, fire fighting trucks and equipment of the Federal Fire Service deployed to Borno State.

He also appreciated the integrity and commitment of the Controller General of Federal Fire Service, Engineer Joseph Garba Anebi and the Zonal Coordinator, North East of the Federal Fire Service, Federal Controller AbdulGaniyu O. Jaji for their commitment and steadfastness in seeing to the actualization of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Borno State Government and Federal Fire Service, recently.

The Governor, who made the commendation earlier today in Maiduguri during the handing over of 40 Federal Fire Service personnel and two new brand fire fighting trucks deployed to Borno state by the Federal Fire Service.

The Governor further pledged to provide the staff with housing and office accommodation, impress, maintenance and fueling as well as office equipment and staff allowances to enable them operate effectively.

Governor Shettima said he has already directed the State Commissioner of Information, Home Affairs and Culture, Dr. Mohammed Bulama, to ensure that the deployed staff were accommodated and provided with all necessary logistics and facilities to operate in the State.

The Governor also said arrangement has reached an advance stage for the payments of gratuity and pension of 50 retired staff occupying Government residential quarters near Wulari area for allocation to the Fire Service staff.

He added that Government has also approved a piece of land to each of the retirees to develop and live in along with additional N100,000 cash which has further been approved for each to the retiree occupants to find alternative accommodation.

Governor Shettima urged the Federal Fire Service personnel to work harmoniously with the Borno people while assuring them that arrangements have been concluded for the payments of their allowances, provision of free housing and office accommodation, impress, maintenance, fueling and logistics among others to immediately operate.

He also told them that there was no cause for fear or alarm working in Maiduguri pointing out that security in the State today is better than some states of the country, while directing the Federal Comptroller to liaise with State Commissioner of Information for the training facilities and other logistics for the 40 Federal Fire Service personnel deployed to the State.

The Governor noted also that the State has about 109 State fire service personnel that should be trained with 50 fire fighting trucks available, urging them to train the state fire service personnel with full support and empathy.

Earlier, the Zonal Coordinator and Federal Fire Service Comptroller, AbdulGaniyu O. Jaji, said he led the first 40 service personnel deployed to Borno State with a letter of appreciation from the Comptroller General.

He added that 40 fire service personnel have been deployed with two fire fighting trucks to the state to man Maiduguri, while soliciting for the State Government’s support and assistance to provide the Federal Fire Service in the state with requisite logistics.

The State Commissioner of Information, Dr. Mohammed Bulama, had earlier introduced the Federal Fire Service team and their mission to the State in line with the partnership entered between the Borno State Government and the Federal Fire Service.

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