Enugu State Government – A government for all seasons- Engr Okwudili Ohaa( Chief Fire officer)


The government of Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State have announced proactive measures against possible fire outbreak during the harmattan season. It is indeed heart warming to observe the huge efforts being made by the state fire service through massive sensitization of the public on the causes and dangers of fire disaster on individuals and state economy.
The sensitization program is also designed to include preventive measures to stem fire outbreak and strategies for fighting it when it finally occurs underscoring the inevitability of disaster. It is gratifying to note too that the sensitization efforts are not going to be centered around the city scape but would be carried out in all the nooks and crannies across the 17 local government areas of the state.

As usual with the “never a dull moment” of Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s administration, a sensitization team led by Engr Okwudili Ohaa, the chief fire officer in the state has already commenced with the tour of Isi Uzo local government head quarters at Ikem. The fire officers taught the participants and other dignitaries present the causes of fire outbreak and how to fight it before it becomes disastrous.

During the tour, Engr Ohaa was categorical when he mentioned that Enugu State Government has done so much to equip the state fire service under his supervision. He stated that Enugu State government has approved the purchase of Film Forming Fluoro-Protein Foam (FFFP) equipments, a professional equipment designed to fight any magnitude of fire. When the equipment is finally in place, Engr. Ohaa continued, there is no fire outbreak howbeit massive that can withstand the efficacy of the FFFP. Engr Ohaa was full of praises for the Enugu State government for their unalloyed support especially in the area of provision of fire fighting equipments and welfare of fire fighters in the state. He maintained that the service under his watch via the intervention of the good leader of the people have intensified efforts to repair all the existing fire fighting equipments, including about six fire fighting vehicles which was grounded but have been fixed in readiness for the dry season.

The workshop at Ikem is in continuation of the safety training workshop being organized by Enugu State Fire Service. Recall that a similar training has taken place in Amagunze, Nkanu East Local Government and in Awgu Local Government. Engr Ohaa noted that the training workshop will go round all the local government before the harmattan sets in.
During the training, all stakeholders, traditional rulers, political leaders, town union President Generals, vigilante groups, community leaders and youths were present. This is to ensure that everyone is carried along and the message taken down to the desired persons.

Gov Ugwuanyi loves and meant well for his people and that is why the fire prevention and fighting training workshop is going on. This is why the training is going to the grassroots.

Recall that under this administration, Enugu State Government has built more fire stations and bought more fire fighting equipments. Enugu had only three fire stations before with only three functional vehicle, but today, Enugu has over seven fire stations with over ten functional fire vehicles. Gov Ugwuanyi is bent on fighting fire disaster in Enugu State and that is why we are proud to say that Enugu State is in the hand of God.

Bibian Anekwe News added; “All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.”

Bibian Anekwe News Correspondent

Leonard Ugwu



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