The Anambra Fire Service has received a face lift, as the the State Governor Willie Obiano, procures three special firefighting trucks with 10,000 litres water storage capacity.
He also procured for the Police and Federal Road Safety Corps smart bikes and patrol cars to accompany and support firefighters during emergencies.
The Governor had pledge to take proactive measures against fire disasters in the state, following the fire incident which happened in February last year, which destroyed properties worth millions of Naira.
The handing over of the equipment to the Southeast Zonal officer of the Federal Fire Service by the Governor, took place at the Governor’s Lodge in Akwa, the State capital.
The Governor made it known that the Fire equipment will be deployed to the various commercial cities of the three Senatorial zones i.e Akwa, Onitsha and Nnewi.
He also asked the people of the state to insure their property, for its not the responsibility of the the government alone to ensure their property are protected.
In his statement he said, “Our people must have the culture of insuring their goods; that culture is not deep-rooted here in Anambra State and we are trying to educate people on the importance of insurance.
“You won’t say because the Governor has bought three fire trucks, then you feel you are protected. Yes we will try to do so, but you must insure your goods,” he said.