The Minister of Housing and Urban Development in Nigeria, Arc Ahmed Musa Dangiwa, has assured the FCT Fire Service of the ministry’s readiness to partner with the agency to protect public buildings in FCT against fire outbreaks.
Dangiwa gave the assurance when he received a delegation of the FCT Fire Service on a courtesy visit to the ministry.
The Minister applauded the fire agency’s advocacy to ensure all buildings in FCT have fire fighting equipment installed in them as designed by architects, engineers, and planners of buildings, saying that ample access to fire fighting appliances would be given for easy access to buildings from the inception of the design.
“The significance of having firefighting appliances such as fire extinguishers, sprinklers, and smoke detectors available in public buildings to ensure the safety of lives and properties,” he said.
Accordingly, Dangiwa commended the agency for their swift responses and dedication whenever their intention was needed to mitigate fire outbreak incidences across the Federal Capital Territory.
While speaking, the Acting Director of the FCT Fire Service, Engr, Adebayo Zaccheaus said that they were in the ministry to ensure consolidation of the existing working collaboration with the ministry in the fight against fire out break.
Engr Adebayo explained that the FCT administration is advocating for all buildings in the FCT to incorporate fire security facilities in their building plans up to the construction
“FCT Fire Service seeks further partnership with the housing ministry on compliance with the directives of the FCT management that all four-storey buildings and above must have fire fighting equipment installed in them to ensure the protection of lives and properties.”