The Comptroller General, Federal Fire Service (FFS), Liman Alhaji Ibrahim, has disclosed that the service is currently expanding its operations to cover all nook and cranny of the country.
He disclosed this at a press conference at the FFS headquarters in Abuja on Thursday.
“Before my appointment, the Federal Fire Service had its presence in only Abuja, Lagos and the six Geo-political zones…but as we speak, the Service has expanded its operational activities by establishing six additional zonal headquarters,” the FFS boss said.
He said the essence of the FFS spread was to deliver fire services to Nigerians and improve its response time to emergencies as well as to complement efforts of the state fire services.
Ibrahim said: “Strengthening of the state fire service has been my major concern when I assume office. I have been reaching out to state governors, supporting and encouraging them to do the needful about their fire services.
“I also believe that a strengthened state fire service, complimented by our presence in the zones, will go a long way in addressing the gaps in fire service delivery across the country.”
He also said over 40 officers had been sent for professional training in South Africa, United Kingdom, US and Dubai.
“We have received approval for the establishment of additional five fire service training schools which will soon take off. They are located in Maiduguri, Calabar, Ilorin, Katsina and Umuahia.