The Executive Secretary, Kaduna State Emergency Agency (SEMA), Ben Kure has disclosed with lamentation that the 23 fire service emergency trucks worth millions of naira acquired by the immediate past administration are wasting away and have become shelter for reptiles in almost all of the 23 local government areas of the State.
Interracting with journalists in his office, the just appointed SEMA boss said the vehicles could not be put to use by the present government because they are lack adequate or enough water carrying capacity to tackle fire emergency situation.
“We inherited 23 fire trucks from past administration which have low capacity to fight emergency. These vehicles are now homes to reptiles. I cannot really say what this government to do with them, they are just lying down in all the 23 local government headquarters.
“However, we are working towards acquiring modern and effective trucks and organise capacity building workshop for fire men and other emergency personnel towards attaining best world emergency practising standard.
“We will also try to identify other State emergency agencies that have succeeded in areas of emergency and see what can be learnt from there”.
The SEMA boss also took a critical look at issue of fuel being stored and hawked in residential areas, saying it could cause monumental fire disaster that may lead to loss of lives and property.To this end, he advocated for whistleblowing on illegal fuel storage and on other emergency isssue to make the agency more proactive in its responsibility.
“Filling stations owners should be more proactive and adhere strictly to none sales of fuel in Jericans to discourage storing fuel at home.
“There will be town hall meeting very soon to involve all relevant stakeholders, encourage whistling blowing in emergency issue, set up committee at each local government areas, and as well mount awareness and enlightment campaigns to reduce emergency cases at least by 50 percent to reduce impact or damages”.
The SEMA boss said he is foreseeing a situation where the agency will be equiped with adequate technological facilities for effective and on the spot tackling of any possible emergency outbreak in the State.
He added that the agency is planning to introduce distribution of fire extinguishers in every home, begining from Government Reserved Areas (GRA) across the State as part of measures to checkmate emergency cases.
Kure, who is the former chairman of Jaba local government area of the State, however made case for recruitment of additional staff for faster and better service delivery during emergency.
Plantain: Remedy For Kidney, Bladder Problems
Research has shown that plantains are rich in vitamins and minerals that contribute to good health. It is famed to...
Aloe Vera For Hair Health, Wounds Healing, Others
Since ancient times, the aloe vera plant has been used around the world to treat a number of ailments. Ancient...
Russel Carrington Wilson
Russell Carrington Wilson is a 31 year old American football player for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League...
Every Woman Is A Queen – Mary Kanu
Mary Kanu is the brain behind the fast growing beauty home Mauchiqueen Beauty Planet. She speaks with MILLICENT AREBUN ONUOHA...
I Break Barriers To Succeed – Fatima
Fatima Yusuf Giwa from Akwanga local government area of Nasarawa State is the last child of her family. She was...
Internet Fraudsters Riding Roughshod On Nigerian Music’s Image
SAMUEL ABULUDE writes on Nigerian music, its charm, essence and need to rid it off internet fraudsters and bad image....
NEWS21 hours ago
Adamawa Rerun: Don’t Disobey Court Order, Ardo Tells INEC
LAW21 hours ago
Supreme Court Nullifies APC’s Candidates Elections In Zamfara
AVIATION22 hours ago
Aviation Union Suspends Strike, Reopens NCAA Offices
NEWS18 hours ago
Justice Has Prevailed In Zamfara – Atiku
CRIME17 hours ago
NYSC Member Jailed, Others Arrested As EFCC Goes After Fraudsters
NEWS21 hours ago
A/Ibom Tops HIV/AIDS Prevalence Rate
SPORTS21 hours ago
Serena Remains America’s Best Hope At French Open
ENTERTAINMENT20 hours ago
Davido Features In New Video ‘Next To You II’