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Fire service to partner Turkish army, UAE for effective service delivery

Controller-General, Federal Fire Service, Alhaji Jaji Abdulganiyu addressing the press while marking his 100 days in office. Photo: Halima Idris

The Federal Fire Service (FFS) is collaborating with a United Arab Emirate’s manufacturer of firefighting equipment and the Turkish Army towards enhancing the capacity of firefighters for effective service delivery.

Controller General of the Service, Jaji Abdulganiyu made this known at a media parley commemorating of his 100 days in office.

“The United Arab Emirate’s manufacturer of firefighting equipments will not only train personnel of the Federal Fire Service but also provide FFS with modern equipment that will be beneficial to the Country”, the CG explained.

CG Abdulganiyu noted that the Ministry of Interior recently led a delegation to Turkey to discuss collaboration between the FFS and the Turkish Army in the area of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear firefighting”.

On local collaboration, Alhaji Jaji said the service was also collaborating with the Nigeria Air Force on aerial firefighting.

The CG FFS noted that having an aerial fire response unit was urgently needed with the increase in high-rise buildings in urban areas especially in Abuja, Lagos and other locations in the country, adding that they were in a concluding stage with the Air Force on that.

Alhaji Jaji stressed that FFS would leverage on technology to enhance its statutory mandate for efficient service delivery.

Reporting by Halima Idris; editing by Muzha Kucha