The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, said the Federal Executive Council has approved N403million to buy 15 water carrying vehicles for the Federal Fire Service to further revamp the fire service unit.
“Today’s council approved the procurement of some water carrying vehicles for the Federal Fire Service, this is in an attempt to further revamp the federal fire service which has experienced dearth of equipment for a very long time and that with the challenges we have in terms of fire incidents all over the country.
“The last time I spoke I told you the government is making every effort to make sure that the fire service is revamped so that we have the necessary equipment, training and personnel to be able to face the challenges.
“Today as part of it, FEC approved what is remaining of the 2016 budget, the procurement of 15 water tankers that have the capacity to be used as fighting trucks.
“This is costing the government N403million out of the budget that was appropriated in 2016.
“The total budget is about 5.5billion naira for the procurement of fire-fighting equipment and we have already procured a lot from that.’’