Need for upgrade of fire stations in Imo; Ugoh.


 

Evans Ugoh, south east Head Operations Officer of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has scored Imo State-owned fire service stations low in the area of equipment and manpower and urged Governor Rochas Okorocha to immediately address the situation.

Ugoh disclosed this during an official visit to fire stations across the states of Imo and Abia recently.

While addressing some of the officers of the fire service in Aboh/Mbaise LGA during a courtesy visit expressed worries over the deplorable condition of the station.

“This fire station is a toothless bulldog because it lacked the capacity to fight fire in case of a fire-outbreak.

 

“The building has decayed, you lack the equipment and manpower personnel; so I don’t believe you can do anything in case of any fire outbreak widen your jurisdiction,” he said.

 

Ugoh who also visited Orlu and Okigwe fire stations said the essence of the visit was to ascertain level of preparedness in case of an emergency.

 

He said some of the inadequacies in the fire stations across the state include insufficient personnel, lack of functional fire fighting trucks and other protective equipment.

 

While commending Imo state government for the modern fire station edifice at the state headquarters of the service station, he advised Governor Okorocha to ensure that the headquarters and outstations are properly equipped

Evans Ugoh, south east Head Operations Officer of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has scored Imo State-owned fire service stations low in the area of equipment and manpower and urged Governor Rochas Okorocha to immediately address the situation.

Ugoh disclosed this during an official visit to fire stations across the states of Imo and Abia recently.

While addressing some of the officers of the fire service in Aboh/Mbaise LGA during a courtesy visit expressed worries over the deplorable condition of the station.

“This fire station is a toothless bulldog because it lacked the capacity to fight fire in case of a fire-outbreak.

 

“The building has decayed, you lack the equipment and manpower personnel; so I don’t believe you can do anything in case of any fire outbreak widen your jurisdiction,” he said.

 

Ugoh who also visited Orlu and Okigwe fire stations said the essence of the visit was to ascertain level of preparedness in case of an emergency.

 

He said some of the inadequacies in the fire stations across the state include insufficient personnel, lack of functional fire fighting trucks and other protective equipment.

 

While commending Imo state government for the modern fire station edifice at the state headquarters of the service station, he advised Governor Okorocha to ensure that the headquarters and outstations are properly equipped

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