Nasarawa govt. partners fire service to prevent outbreak in schools

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By Sunday John

Lafia – The Nasarawa Government has restated commitment to collaborate with the State Service to curb fire outbreaks in schools.

Mrs Fatu Sabo, the Commissioner of Education, Science and Technology, stated this Sunday when she visited the Government Technical College, Assakyo, where gutted a female hostel recently.

Sabo, who was an assessment visit to the school, disclosed that emergency phone numbers would be issued to principals to facilitate prompt report of outbreaks in their respective schools.

She tasked the principals to ensure effective of students to guard against in illegal connection of electrical appliances and acts capable of causing the fire.

The commissioner urged the principals to put in place sound prevention and safety as well as keep a clean environment in the schools.

While sympathiz

sympathising ing with the students over the incident, Sabo commended the school community over their contributions in putting the fire under control.

Sabo disclosed that the hostel ravaged in the inferno would be rehabilitated to enable the affected students resume their academic activities.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that one of the female hostels in the school was gutted by fire January 23.