The House of Representatives Wednesday urged the government to commit more funds to the Federal Fire Service (FFS) and provide fire service stations in all the 774 local government areas of the federation to meet current challenges in combating fire outbreaks.
Written by on February 25, 2022
This followed the adoption of a motion by Ganiyu Abiodun Johnson.
The House urged the FFS and other stakeholders in disaster management to intensify advocacy in the sector.
It asked the National Emergency Management Agency to conduct sensitization campaigns to local government areas on the importance of setting up, funding and equipping their own emergency management agencies in order to localize disaster risk management practices in local communities.
In another development, the House mandated its Committee on Insurance and Actuarial Matters to investigate the alleged issuance of fake vehicle insurance certificates to motorists in the country.
This was sequel to the adoption of a motion by Oluyemi Adewale Taiwo.
Nigeria: Kidnapping, Others – Edo Deploys Over 120 Security Personnel to Forests
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has disclosed that no fewer than 120 security personnel have been deployed to forests in the state, particularly the Ovia forest, to dislodge criminals from the area.
He made the disclosure, yesterday, in Benin City after chairing the February security council meeting.
He said the council was working to deploy more security personnel to other forests across the state to prevent criminals from migrating to places that are currently enjoying peace.