The Kebbi State Director of Fire Service, Alhaji Bello Zagga, has said that the state government has N35 million worth of firefighting equipment to ensure effective tackling of fire outbreaks.
Alh Zagga who revealed this while speaking to newsmen in Birnin Kebbi, said: “The equipment include: fire extinguishers, safety jackets, fume, and other relevant materials.
The equipment, according to him would be distributed to the department’s outfits located in the 21 local government areas of the state. He continued by saying the department had so far repaired four fire fighting vehicles this year and trained 30 officers on rapid response to emergency situations.
He added that four additional offices have been created in the state metropolis. These offices are located in Tudunwada, Gadangwaji, Badariya and Hesse communities for state-wide coverage.
He, therefore, expressed delight over the positive disposition of the administration toward the service, adding that the general public should appreciate the gesture.
He, however, warned the public against the use of substandard electrical cables and engaging in indiscriminate connections. Zagga advised them to always engage experts knowledgeable in electric matters for their houses.