*Enugu* By Johnpaul Anih, 1-10-2020
As Nigeria marks its 60th anniversary of nationhood, the management and staff of Enugu State Fire Service heartily felicitate with the Government of Enugu State and Ndi Enugu.
Also, most importantly, we wish to use this opportunity to identify with our indefatigable leader, the Executive Governor of Enugu State, His Excellency, Rt. Hon. (Dr.) Ifeanyichukwu Lawrence Ugwuanyi.
We have every cause to be immensely grateful to our pragmatic Governor for among other things being able to have properly repositioned the Enugu Fire Service to an enviable institution of our dream.
For us, God in His infinite mercy and wisdom actually brought him at this period for this special duty of locating Enugu strategically in the comity of Nigerian States.
We are proud to say that as Nigeria clocks 60, the Enugu Fire Service is shining like diamonds because of the transformational effort of His Excellency, Governor Ugwuanyi. Today, the Enugu State Fire Service has moved from a moribund agency to an effective, efficient and responsive one.
For the records; below are some of the giant strides of Governor Ugwuanyi in the fire and safety sector:
- After 56 years, the existing three Fire Stations were established, Governor Ugwuanyi established additional Five New ultramodern Fire Stations across the three senatorial zones of the state in 2018 and they are all functional.
- Governor Ugwuanyi between 2016 and 2019 recruited 62 fire fighters to boost the work Force of Enugu State Fire Service.
*Capacity Building: in June 2019 His Excellency sponsored Chief Fire Officer to Foreign training at Fire Service College Motern in Mash London UK
- First Governor in Nigeria to install various types and sizes of Fire Extinguishers in over 27 Major Markets and some fire prone locations in the State.
*For the first time in the history of Enugu State Fire Service, His Excellency provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Safety of all the fire fighters in the State.
*His Excellency procured additional Five New Mini Fire Trucks from Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company for Enugu State Fire Service.
*Siting of boreholes at Ogurute, Oji River, Ozalla and Udi Fire Stations is near completion.
- He procured 5 Rapid Response Vehicles (RRV) for the State Fire Service, to aid it prompt and rapid response to Fire outbreak in the State.
The foregoing shows that Governor Ugwuanyi is actually a leader sensitive to the plight of his people.
In addition, we highly felicitate with our dear President, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, on the nation’s diamond anniversary celebrations.
Thank you, Your Excellency for transforming Enugu State Fire Service.
God bless Enugu State Fire Service
God bless Governor Ugwuanyi
God bless Enugu State
God bless Nigeria
Engr. Okwudiri Daniel Ohaa
State Fire Chief