ODSG to reposition fire service stations for optimum performance
Ondo state government is considering the reinforcement of fire service in the state to better serve the people.
The state Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure Hon Taofiq Olawale Abdusalam stated this while inspecting the facilities at the fire station headquarters Alagbaka, Akure
The Commissioner who was not happy at the level of decay of facilities in the station said the government of Oluwarotimi Akeredolu would do all needed to reposition the fire service stations by upgrading the equipment to meet modern day challenges and that would enhance effective services by the fire fighters.
He noted the importance of fire service to safety of lives and property, assuring that by the time the stations are repositioned, they would not only facilitate effective service delivery to the people but also a viable revenue base to government.
The works and Infrastructure Commissioner harped on the need to have more fire stations to cover all the federal constituencies of the state adding that officers would be retrained on their duties which he said are beyond handling fire outbreak alone.
Earlier in his address of welcome, the Chief fire officer of the state Mr Philip Adanlawo thanked the Commissioner for deeming it fit to visit the station noting that it was the first time a sitting Commissioner would visit the station since its establishment
Mr Adanlawo therefore used the forum to highlight the challenges facing the station to include poor working environment and tools, inadequate personnel , ridiculous hazard allowances among others