By Godwin Ojoshimite
Governor of Nasarawa State, Umaru Almakura, on Monday in Lafia, commissioned five fire fighting vans, two vehicle towing trucks to assist the state fire service respond promptly to distress calls.
Speaking at the commissioning ceremony, Almakura explained the reason for the donation, saying that “for many years before now, the whole state has been in dire need of an effective fire trucks that will handle the issues of fire across the state”.
“In the past we had fire brigades who have few vehicles to operate and we felt that at this stage, we should be able to prepare for the dry days and this informed why we acquired this fire trucks, to place them in vulnerable areas so that our fire service men will be able to come in handy at the appropriate time”.
As for the towing vehicles, Al-makura said they would help rescue vehicles that have been falling in ditches along the road, particularly the Akwanga federal road that has claimed many of lives.
He also disclosed that state has renovated five emergency hospitals which will help give immediate attention to accident victims and called on citizens to support his government in order to reap more dividends of democratic rule.