Housing Ministry, FCT Fire Service Collaborate to protect Public Buildings against Fire Outbreak

From R-L, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, Dr Marcus O. Ogunbiyi; Hon Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Arc. Ahmed Musa Dangiwa; Controller FCT Fire Service , Engr Zacheaus Adebayo; Hon. Minister of State for Housing and Urban Development, Engr, Abdullahi Tijjani Gwarzo. During a Courtesy visits of FCT Fires Service to the Hon. Ministers FMH&UD in his office

Minister of Housing and Urban Development, 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 out break.

Dangiwa gave this 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 firefighting equipment installed in them as designed by architects, engineers and planners of buildings, saying that ample access to firefighting appliances would be given for easy access to buildings from the inception of the design.

The Minister underscored the significance of having firefighting appliances such as fire extinguishers, sprinklers and smoke detectors available in public buildings in order to ensure safety of lives and properties.

Accordingly, Dangiwa commended the agency for their swift responses and dedication whenever their intention was needed to mitigate on fire outbreak incidences across the Federal Capital Territory.

Earlier in his remarks, the Acting Director of the FCT Fire Service, Engr, Adebayo Zacchaeus said that, they were in the ministry to ensure consolidation on the existing working collaboration with the ministry in the fight against fire outbreak.

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.

He stated that his agency seeks further partnership with the housing ministry on the compliance with the directives of the FCT management that all four – storey buildings and above must have firefighting equipment installed in them to ensure protection of lives and properties.

Badamasi Salisu Haiba
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