Four brand new Fire and Emergency Stations in Ifo, Ado-Odo-Ota, and Isheri parts of Ogun state will be commissioned by the middle of May 2021.
The Governor of Ogun state, Dapo Abiodun, made this known while on an inspection tour of the Isheri Fire and Emergency Station yesterday.
Abiodun further revealed that the effort is to make sure that the state does not have to rely on Lagos State to fight fire outbreak. He also said the fire station which is almost 95 to 96 per cent completed is in fufilment of his promise during the electioneering period.
According to him, “The fire station is about 95 to 96 per cent completed; we have acquired the fire trucks and water trucks that will be here. We’ve built four of these stations; one in Ado-Odo Ota Local Government in addition to what they have and another one in Ifo Constituency 1.
“In the entire Ifo, we found out that there was no fire station, so, we built two fire stations in both Ifo I and Ifo II constituencies. Ifo now has two fire stations, and they will be getting two brand new fire trucks.
“We should be coming here in the next three to four weeks to formally commission this fire station, amongst other fire stations that we will be commissioning towards the middle of May 2021,” he said.
“When we resumed office, we decided to take stock of our fire stations, but, what we saw was embarrassing, I am not sure that the fire stations have been attended to, probably in the past 12 to 14 years. They were not habitable, they were not fit for any human use, they were not premises that would even motivate anyone to attend to any fire, so, we have embarked on the massive rehabilitation of existing ones. We have rehabilitated the stations, we have acquired new fire trucks.
“All these we will be unveiling, they are part of our emergency response system in Ogun State which is the combination of fire trucks and ambulances,” he said