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Tuesday, 19 December 2017
Zamfara To Establish New Zonal Fire Service Stations
The Zamfara State Government is to establish three new fire
service zonal offices in the state as part of efforts to ensure prompt response
to fire disasters.
The Commissioner of Works and Transport, Alhaji Mu’azu Nalado,
disclosed this in Gusau while defending the 2018 budget proposal of his
ministry at the State House of Assembly on Monday.
Nalado said the project was among the major projects planned to
be carried out by the state government through his ministry in 2018.
He said, “We will establish three additional zonal fire stations
in Talata-Mafara, Gurusu and Kauran-Namoda towns.
According to him, Talata-Mafara fire service station would take
care of Talata-Mafara, Bakura and Maradun Local Government Areas, Gurusu office
in Bukkuyum Local Government Area would serve Anka, Bukkuyum and Gummi Local
He said that Kauran-Namoda office would take care of
Kauran-Namoda, Birnin-Magaji and Shinkafi Local Government Areas.
The commissioner said the state fire service headquarters, Gusau
would serve four local government areas of Zamfara Central Zone including
Gusau, Bungudu, Maru and Tsafe.
Nalado said the state government had demonstrated its concern
and commitments to enhance firefighting in the state.
He said the state government had procured 12 firefighting
vehicles and four back up tanks aimed at reducing fire outbreaks in the state.
The lawmakers deliberated extensively on the proposal to
establish one fire service per three local government areas.
In his comments, the Deputy Speaker, Alhaji Muhammad Gummi, said
it would not be enough for only one fire station to take care of three local
Gummi said: “For instance, if there is fire outbreak in Gummi,
Gayari and Gyalange towns before the fire service vehicles reached there it
would have caused lots of damages.’’
The House leader, Alhaji Isa Abdulmumin, said the issue of
disaster management required rapid response and the distance from Gurusu to
Gummi is far.
The leader urged the ministry to review the proposal and ensure
that the whole state is covered in the proposed project.
The House directed the commissioner to represent the proposal to
the state executive council for amendment.