• FG set to launch world class fire academy as Tinubu clocks one year in office

    Fg set to launch world class fire academy as tinubu clocks one year in office - nigeria newspapers online
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    Federal government has said that iit will soon launch a world class fire academy comparable to non in West Africa in commemoration of President Bola Tinubu”s one year in office, May 28th.

    Minister of Interior, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, states this while on an inspection tour of the National Fire Academy at Sheda, Federal Capital Territory,( FCT), yesterday.

    He said federal government aims to expand the academy into a world class facility that would see it retain foreign exchange by way of cutting down on foreign training while also providing training to personnel of other countries.

    “We want to create an academy where we won’t just be able to meet our local training demands but to also export trainings and make this a facility of pride to Nigeria as a country.

    “What we are about to do here is arguably the best and most sophisticated fire academy in West Africa and by the grace of God on May 28, we will be having the groundbreaking and we have a completion period of just one year,” the minister said.

    Dr. Tunji-Ojo announced that some of the projects that would be flagged off at the expanded fire academy include a clinic,
    worship centres, props centre, sports arena, lecture halls, hostels among others.

    According to the minister, “We are doing lots of projects here and we are erecting a modern fire academy that can be compared to the best you can get anywhere in the world. Fire Service is not just a profession of choice, it is a mandatory profession that we must encourage in our society and the first priority of government is to secure lives and property and own of the nuggets threat is fire.

    The minister who also visited the Kuje Medium Security Custodial facility during the tour, assured that the custodial centre is being upgraded and secured to with any form.of external intrusion.

    He said more escapees ion the recent jailbreak at Suleja have captured

    Chairman, Kwali Area Council, Danladi Chiya who was at the event with traditional heads, said the council has decided to cede more land to the Fire Academy for the expansion project.

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