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How Liman leads Nigeria’s Federal Fire Service (FFS)...... Adagher Tersoo

How Liman leads Nigeria’s Federal Fire Service (FFS)…… Adagher Tersoo

SaharaWeeklyNG Nigeria’s Federal Fire Service can now boast of prompt response to any fire incident in any part of the nation.
How Liman leads Nigeria’s Federal Fire Service (FFS)...... Adagher Tersoo

Nigeria’s Federal Fire Service

Since his appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari in March 2019 as Comptroller-General of the Service, Liman Ibrahim has consistently been expanding the scope of operations of the organization, acquiring new state-of-the-art equipment, and improving the welfare of staff of the Service.
He ensures prompt response to a distress call by his men, anywhere in Nigeria and also demonstrates his willingness to protect his officials from attacks. Liman has done this by sanctioning communities that attacked officials of the Service while responding to distress calls.
In January this year, he sanctioned Nyanya community, a suburb of Abuja, after his men were attacked while putting out a fire. Liman vowed that except the community gives assurance that such incident would never recur, the FederalFire Service would never respond to any distress call from the area.
Though N32 billion was lost to fire in 2020 in Nigeria, the Service saved 1,453 lives and property worth N1.351 trillion.
In 2020 alone, the Service under Liman acquired 36 fire-fighting trucks and created more zonal and state commands. It also promoted 1,276 of its officers. Six functional zonal offices created under him were Yola, Sokoto, Minna, Owerri, Asaba, and Oshogbo.
The Service has further expanded its operations by ensuring that its offices exist in each of the 109 senatorial zones in the country.
To further strengthen the existing offices and provide them with the facilities they need for effective services, the Service has ordered 89 new firefighting trucks, which include 15 water tankers, 44 water tenders, 15 rapid intervention vehicles and15 ambulances. Most of the facilities have been acquired and deployed.
The Service, under Liman, commissioned another 20 new basic life support ambulance buses and seven state-of-the-art firefighting trucks recently in its drive to make the organization rank among the world’s best.
The Nigerian government, through the Federal Executive Council, had approved N10.4 billion for infrastructure upgrades for the organization.
As part of his determination to reposition the Service, the CG is interacting with the international community and other experts that will help to improve the operations of the institution.
One of such meetings took place between the management of the Service and the Ambassador of Belarus to Nigeria Mr. Vyacheslav Bril in Abuja.
The Service is acquiring some of its equipment from Belarus, which the ambassador pledged would be adaptable to Nigerian climate and roads.
Mr. Liman is also advocating for redesigning market roads in Nigeria to make them more accessible to his men during emergencies. He believes that with a good road network, places, where fire incidents occur, will be easily accessible to the Fire Service officials and such fires will be easily put out.
The CG believes in consistent enlightenment of Nigerians as ways of preventing fire and preserving the equipment of the Federal Fire Service.
Impressed by the ongoing transformation at the Service, the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola had said at the launch of newly-acquired equipment for the Service earlier this month that the Federal Fire Service had made “a phenomenal transformation from a moribund department to a vibrant organization equipped with modern and state of the art firefighting equipment.”
Mr. Liman has also been full of praise to President Muhammadu Buhari who transforms the Service possible.
Liman, who after obtaining the mandatory Basic Fire Fighting Courses holds the following:-
v Advance Fire Certificate of Competency (ADFCC), Kano 2005.
v Nigeria National Disaster Management Courses No 6 Jaji Kaduna 2007.
v National Disaster/Crises Management (Defence Hqrs Abuja) – 2007
v Malaysia Official Fire Protection and Rescue expo & Conference, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (FIREC 2008).
v Nigeria Executive Disaster Management Seminar, Calabar 2009.
v International Disaster Management Course, London 2010.
v Senior Nigerian Fire Officer’s Study Visit to UK Fire Training & Command Centre, London 2011.
v 2nd International Disaster Management Exhibition/Conference (IDME), Istanbul – Turkey.
Dubai (UAE) Study Tour of the Tallest Building in the World Burg-Khalifa, and other High –Rise buildings.
Adagher Tersoo; A journalist and media consultant writes from Abuja.

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HAPPY EID AL-ADHA: AANI CALLS FOR UNITY, PEACE, AND RESILIENCE IN NIGERIA

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HAPPY EID AL-ADHA: AANI CALLS FOR UNITY, PEACE, AND RESILIENCE IN NIGERIA

HAPPY EID AL-ADHA: AANI CALLS FOR UNITY, PEACE, AND RESILIENCE IN NIGERIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That As Muslims around the world prepare to celebrate Eid al-Adha, the National President of the Alumni Association of the National Institute (AANI), Ambassador EO Okafor mni, on behalf of the National Executive Committee and the entire AANI family, extends heartfelt congratulations to our Muslim members and the entire Nigerian Muslim community. Eid Mubarak.

 

 

 

 

 

HAPPY EID AL-ADHA: AANI CALLS FOR UNITY, PEACE, AND RESILIENCE IN NIGERIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

At this time of joyous celebration, It is imperative for all Nigerians to live in peace, embracing the spirit of tolerance, respect, and compassion towards one another.

AANI wishes to commend the resilience and unwavering commitment of Nigerians to our beloved country despite the current economic challenges. We urge the populace to maintain their faith in the nation and implore leaders at all levels to strive tirelessly to enhance the wellbeing and prosperity of all citizens. We also extend our sincere appreciation to our military and security forces for their relentless efforts in ensuring the safety and security of our nation.

Furthermore, AANI reiterates its support for the Government and all individuals and organizations dedicated to building a sustainable and prosperous future for Nigeria. We encourage our members to continue being beacons of hope, generously offering their wealth of knowledge, expertise, and experience to positively impact our country.

As we celebrate this significant religious occasion, we wish everyone a peaceful and joyous Eid. May the lessons of Eid al-Adha—faith in God, tolerance, respect, compassion towards others, and the spirit of sacrifice—guide us towards creating a better society.

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AANI National Publicity Secretary

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Obasa, Others Declare Support For Protection Of Vulnerable Boys

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– as Sanwo-Olu’s wife visits Lagos Assembly

 

 

The First Lady of Lagos State, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, on Friday led a team of young boys to the House of Assembly as part of a mentorship programme she initiated for the boy-child.

The First Lady, who arrived with the wife of the Deputy Governor, Mrs. Oluremi Hamzat, was received by the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, and members at a special plenary session held to encourage the children.

Advising the young boys, Dr. Obasa, a lawyer, recalled how, as a young student, he got challenged to love Literature after he attended a theatre performance where someone quoted from one of William Shakespeare’s works without looking at a book or paper.

He advised the children and explained the roles of the legislature in the lives of Lagos State and its residents as enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“I want you to resolve to be true leaders of tomorrow. And to do this, you must say no to crime. A criminal can never be a leader.

“So try to be good children and students. You have learnt from my colleagues and I today. We all started as youth. All it takes is to be good boys and law-abiding citizens,” he advised.

The Speaker noted that the House takes the welfare of every resident important.

“In the next 25 years, let us hear the impact of this visit from you,” he urged adding that the child’s right law passed by the House protects children of the state just.

He advised the children to ensure that they are able to speak their mother-tongue effectively.

Addressing the House, Dr. Sanwo-Olu said the young boys, under the aegis of the Lagos State Boy Child Initiative, were selected from public and private schools as well as orphanages and correctional facilities.

She noted that focus has mostly been on the girl child adding that the initiative is aimed, among others, to mentor young boys, raise awareness about the rights of the boy child and make them useful to society.

Commending the First Lady, lawmakers who spoke at plenary urged the boys to keep the memory of the visit and apply the advice that they received.

 

Obasa, Others Declare Support For Protection Of Vulnerable Boys

Eromosele Ebhomele
Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly.

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Food Insecurity: Yoruba Nation Agitators Raise Concern Over Farmland Destruction By Fulani Herdsmen

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Food Insecurity: Yoruba Nation Agitators Raise Concern Over Farmland Destruction By Fulani Herdsmen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That A socio-cultural organisation, Yoruba Commitment Forum, YCF has called on the Federal Government to permanently put a check on the activities of Fulani herdsmen in Yorubalnd.

 

 

 

 

Food Insecurity: Yoruba Nation Agitators Raise Concern Over Farmland Destruction By Fulani Herdsmen

 

 

 

 

 

The group made this known in a statement yesterday, stressing that food shortage in the country would continue unabated if farmers in Yorubaland whose source of livelihood is farming is being destroyed by criminal Fulani herdsmen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The full text of the Press Release is highlighted below:

 

 

 

NIGERIA’S HEADACHES, FOOD INSECURITY IN YORUBALAND

 

There is a looming danger, a Sword of Damocles, hanging on the neck of Nigerians. That imminent danger is serious food crisis, as an euphemism. It is none other than famine, shone of its half speak. Though it is an impending national crisis but its impact on Yorubaland is going to be calamitous.

 

We have observed that for about seven (7) years now, Fulani herdsmen have been engaging in a relentless destruction of farmlands and settlements in Yorubaland. These criminal Fulani elements resorted to kidnapping, raping, maiming and killing of farmers and Yoruba sons and daughters. Neither the Governments, any level, nor Fulani herdsmen’s apologists would claim ignorance of the atrocious activities of these ruthless people. Video recordings of their wicked actions suffuse the internet. The end result is that farmers began to be scared off their farms gradually until now when farms have been completely abandoned.

 

When this started years ago, foresighted individuals raised concerns; they warned about the potential danger of food insecurity beginning with rising food prices and the need to ensure a stable food supply. It appears that Southwest was deliberately targeted and the invasion of our farmlands was the execution of a conscious plan to starve our people to death. We, the Yoruba Nation agitators, cried out for help against the brazen onslaught but none came from the Federal Government led by a Fulani man.

 

Unfortunately, the hens have now come home to roost as the consequences of our action, or rather inaction, are now here for real with food shortages and very high prices making it increasingly difficult for our people to access the basic necessity of food.

Before the current bad situation spirals out of control, we hasten to inform the Government that there is no alternative to large scale farming which Fulani herdsmen have destroyed by waging a war against farmers. Subsistence farming through the backyards, as good as it is, cannot serve the purpose of assuring any people of food security. Farmlands in the South West must be made very safe. We state emphatically that the situation whereby a basket of tomatoes is sold for #4000 in the North while the same is sold in Yorubaland for #150,000 is callous, ruthless and unacceptable to us

We also call for assistance to use cheaper rail transport among others to assist our market men and women. Other regions do this,why not here in YORUBALAND?

 

Secondly, Governments must incentivise farmers whose investments have been destroyed during the war of attrition waged against them by Fulani terrorists. Without Government’s financial assistance, there is no way most farmers will be able to go back to farming, even if security of their lives and new investments are assured.

 

Signed.

 

Otunba Hon Tayo Onayemi

 

Barr Akeem Aponmade

 

Barr Femi Mokikan

 

Otunba Niyi Sodiya

 

Dr Kayode Olunuga

 

Mrs Buky Tunde Oshunrinde

 

Mrs Sola Maja

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