Gov. Akeredolu to overhaul state fire service

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By Ayodeji Alabi

Akure – Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu , on Monday, said a total overhaul fire would ensure improved delivery.

Akeredolu made this disclosure in Akure during an inspection scene a fire at Oba Nla area in Akure metropolis.

News Agency of (NAN) reports a fire , which occurred around the area on Sunday night razed five shops.

The governor explained the total overhaul would also ensure of property and lives would be enhanced due to rapid response by the fire .

Akeredolu further explained the Emergency Management Agency would be mandated to assess the level of damage a view to compensating the victims.

“Nobody knows what caused this. There was no electricity and all the shops were closed because it was night time.

“There should be equipment which will ensure that the fire servicemen will be able to do job effectively and timely too. Fire is a ,” he said.

Earlier, an eyewitness, who is of the shop owners, Chukwuma Chinoso, expressed shock on the incident because there was outage before the incident.

“None of the shops was selling gas or flammable commodities, and the outage, it could not have been an electric spark.

“We called the fire servicemen severally, but they said they had no , logistics and even fuel,” he said.

The man further said the neighbours and victims tried to put out the fire but were unsuccessful because the fire was already raging before they were aware of it.