Ahead of dry season, Enugu donates Four Rapid Response Vehicles and 12,000-liter capacity water tanker to the State Fire Service.
The administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has handed over four Rapid Response Vehicles to the State Fire Service to assist the agency in fire-fighting operations, especially during the dry season. The service also received a 12,000-liter capacity water tanker.
During the handing over of the utility vehicles to the State Chief Fire Officer, Engr. Okwudiri Daniel Ohaa, Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prof. Simon Uchenna Ortuanya, who represented the Governor, disclosed that the vehicles were acquired “to enhance the work of the Enugu State Fire Service”.
Prof. Ortuanya noted that Gov. Ugwuanyi’s administration, in recognition of the importance of an effective and efficient fire service in safeguarding lives and property, had earlier constructed five ultra modern fire service stations across the three senatorial districts of the state.
The SSG added that the state government had also procured five IVM fire-fighting trucks for the five fire service stations. He later stressed that the newly procured rapid response vehicles and the water tanker handed over to the agency were timely in view of the harmattan season.
“It is therefore, to the glory of God and in the interest of our state and humanity that I, on behalf of His Excellency, the Governor of Enugu State, Rt. Hon. Dr. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, inaugurate these rapid response vehicles. I, therefore perform the formal hand over of these vehicles to the Enugu State Fire Service”, Prof. Ortuanya said.
Responding, the Chief Fire Officer, Engr. Ohaa expressed the agency’s deep appreciation to Gov. Ugwuanyi for “the type of attention His Excellency is paying to us to ensure that we discharge our duties effectively, professionally and efficiently”, saying: “There is never a time we received this type of support in the past”.
Engr. Ohaa disclosed that the state government has approved the procurement of additional water tanker for the State Fire Service. In the meantime, he promised the Governor and the people of Enugu State that the agency will not disappoint them.