By Abdulaziz Ibrahim Hassan
Gombe State Government has reiterated its commitment to equipping the state Fire Service Directorate to ensure the protection of the lives and property of the citizenry.
The Secretary to the State Government Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi stated this while inspecting firefighting equipment procured by the state government at the Ministry for Special Duties.
Professor Ibrahim Njodi said the government of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya attaches high priority to the overall well-being of the people and will continue to provide the necessary equipment for the Fire Service Directorate to enable it to function maximally.
He reprimanded the Ministry of Special Duties and Fire Service Directorate in particular with the proper and effective use of equipment.
The SSG also challenged the Ministry to come up with innovations that will assist the state government to improve the Services of the Fire Fighting Directorate.
He further announced the Gombe state government’s plan to retrain personnel of the fire fighting directorate in modern techniques and to also keep them abreast with best global practices.
Receiving the SSG, the Permanent Secretary of Ministry, Mrs Laraba Yari appreciated Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya for the timely approval of funds for procurement of the fire fighting equipment which she said will greatly enhance the productivity of the Directorate.
Also speaking, the Gombe state head of the Fire Service Directorate, Gerson Maiborgo, commended the state government for providing the equipment and appealed for modern Fire Fighting trucks.
The equipment supplied includes horses and safety items like rain boots, hand gloves, and helmets.