Abuja - The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has donated an undisclosed amount of cash to enable the Federal Fire Service (FFS) maintain its equipment.
The Director of Search and Rescue Air Commodore Charles Otegbade, handed the cheque.
Representing Director General of the agency Alhaji Muhammad Sani Sidi, Otegbade said the gesture was in line with the mandate of NEMA to support its stakeholders to preparation for emergencies.
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The Controller General of the FFS, Joseph Garba Anebi, appreciated NEMA for the gesture and assured the use of the fund as designed.
The mission of the FFS is to reduce the outbreak of fire and related emergencies to a minimum level through training, policy and regulation, public enlightenment, research and capacity building.
The current structure of agency is based upon the legislation of the Fire Services Act of 1981.
The Fire Services in Nigeria are managed at local authority level, with the Department of the Environment and Local Government playing an advisory, legislative and policy-making role. They are operated by 37 Fire Authorities, which are managed by State Councils, and Town Councils around the states.
- CAJ News