BEVERLY HILLS, May 04, (THEWILL) – In commemoration of the International Fire Fighters Day, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has promised to boost the performance of its fire officers with the procurement of more facilities, coupled with the needed training.
FAAN also made it known that the authority had concluded all arrangements to procure 20 new fire tenders in addition to the existing 90, adding that it would refurbish all its fire stations in all airports.
Speaking at this year’s International Fire Fighters Day in Lagos, the Managing Director of FAAN, Capt. Rabiu Yadudu said, the FAAN management was committed to providing all the equipment needed to handle emergencies.
At the event tagged, “Heroes Remembrance Ceremony/Parade,” Yadudu said there were three major procurements in terms of fire tender refurbishment plan currently.
He said: “We have over 90 and we are trying to procure at least 20 more that is the plan now because some are aged, some are due for refurbishment, so the new ones we replace, the ones that we feel that we are going to phase out.
“We are doing this in order to make sure that in the event of emergency, we do not stand in need of anything that is missing because they are our primary emergency response team.”
The FAAN chief counselled officers to be focused and committed to duty, and never allow challenges to weaken their resolve in putting in their best on the job, adding that, challenges should not be used as an excuse as this would not augur well for the individual’s progress and that of the organisation.
The MD explained that the international Fire Fighters Day was set aside to remember the courageous men and women of ARFF who risked their lives in saving and protecting others.
While saluting their sacrifices and urging them not to relent in the discharge of their duties, he expressed condolence to the families of fire officers who died recently and prayed God to grant them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.