The Controller General of the Federal Fire Service, Dr Liman Ibrahim, has admonished Muslims faithful to apply all the necessary fire safety precautions during this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
The Eid-el-Kabir celebration comes with slaughtering and roasting of animals as well as cooking.
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Ibrahim asked Muslim faithful to be very careful and conscious so as to avoid careless acts that would result to fire outbreaks.
“All fire safety precautions must be adhered to. The roasting of animals must be in an open space, gas cylinders should be kept outside the kitchen, cooking must not be left unattended, when going out electrical appliances should to switched off, children must not be allowed to play with matches or go near fire and more importantly a functional fire extinguisher should be at sight in the home,” he said.
The Controller General added that he has put all fire stations across the country on red alert.
He directed all Zonal and State commanders to ensure that all fire stations are ready to respond to any fire call within the quickest possible time.
The CG also called on Nigerians to always call the emergency numbers (08032003557, 112) any time there is a fire or an other emergency.
Dr. Liman while wishing all Muslim faithful and Nigerians a happy and fire incident-free celebration, assured Nigerians of the readiness of the Fire Service to respond to any emergency call during the Eid-el-Kabir celebration.