Ben Ezechime, Enugu
Senator Osita Ngwu (PDP), representing Enugu West Senatorial District, has lauded Gov. Peter Mbah for his commitment and support for the Enugu State Fire and Rescue Service.
Ngwu made this known when the leadership of Enugu State Fire and Rescue Service, led by its Director, Engr. Okwudiri Ohaa, paid him a courtesy call at his residence in Enugu.
He noted that the Service had been active in doing their jobs, which is known to all; because, the state government had been very supportive of their activities and humanitarian rescues.
The lawmaker said that he would support the establishment by providing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), training, and firefighting equipment to fire service stations/establishments across his constituency in his own little way.
“I am very honoured to be in the midst of you because your works are known to everybody and the residents feel your impact.
“Enugu State Fire and Rescue Service has been very active in doing their job; which can be attested to by all.
“I want to appreciate our Governor, Dr Peter Mbah, for his commitment towards the establishment as well as issues of safety in the state.
“As a key player in the oil and gas upstream sector, I vividly understand the importance of having a very equipped and dedicated Fire Service system and thus, would support the establishment across my constituency in my own little way,” Senator Ngwu said.
Earlier, Ohaa applauded Sen. Ngwu for his commitment to giving his constituency and Enugu State in general an effective representation at the red chamber (Senate).
He said that the essence of the visit was to partner with him and get the National Assembly members to support the state fire service as the establishment funding should not be left for the state government alone.
The director also said that the visit was in line with the establishment activities of the year, where they visit elected political leaders to solicit partnership and support.
“Distinguished Senator, we are the leadership of Enugu State Fire and Rescue Service. We are here to solicit your partnership in championing initiatives that will enhance our emergency response capabilities.
“This could come in the form of comprehensive reforms, fortifying Enugu Fire and Rescue Service infrastructures, training programmes for firefighters and provision of PPE equipment among others.
“We are also here to appeal that you use your good offices to push a bill that will call for a recognition of State Fire Services in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“We believe that partnership with our National Assembly members would increase our service delivery and capacity,” he said.