19 January 2013

Nigeria: Kaduna Records 40 Fire Incidents in One Month

Kaduna — Kaduna State has experience about 40 fire incidents within a month, Weekly Trust can report.

Weekly Trust gathered that the inability of the state to establish more fire stations is posing danger to the lives and property of the people whenever an inferno occurred.

It was gathered that out of the 23 local government areas in the state, only three has fire stations with only two functioning.

A resident in Gidan-Waya, Jema'a Local Government Area, Bala Musa said the inability of the state government to establish more fire service stations was the reason behind their inability to save the office of the Chief of Godogodo from an inferno.

Executive Secretary of the Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) Ishaku Dogo Makama said plans are ongoing to establish fire service stations in each of the 23 local government areas of the state.

"Yes we experienced 40 incidences of fire within a month, but Governor Murktar Ramalan Yero has been doing his best when he was still the board chairman of SEMA and has passion for our agency. He graciously provided fund to construct mini-fire services across the 23 local government areas and we are already on it.

"SEMA has contacted the Ministry for Local Governments and the ALGON leadership. We have also held meetings with the House of Assembly members and they have appropriated the fund to enable us to commence the construction of the mini-fire service stations. Apart from that we have called a meeting with the local government emergency management committees for them to identify the locations where these fire stations would be situated. So, there is no cause for alarm, very soon, we will have 23 fire stations in Kaduna State," Makama added.

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