Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun has said his administration will by the middle of May 2021 inaugurate four fire and emergency stations in Ifo, Ado-Odo-Ota and Isheri
Abiodun, who made this known while on an inspection tour of the Isheri Fire and Emergency Station, said the fire station, which is almost 95 to 96 per cent completed, is in fufilment of his promise during the campaign to ensure that the state does not have to rely on Lagos State to fight fire outbreak on the Ogun part of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
“The fire station is about 95 to 96 per cent completed. We have acquired the fire trucks and water trucks that will be here. We’ve built four of these stations; one in Ado-Odo Ota Local Government in addition to what they have and another one in Ifo Constituency 1.
“In the entire Ifo, we found out that there was no fire station, so, we built two fire stations in Ifo I and Ifo II constituencies. Ifo now has two fire stations, and they will be getting two new fire trucks.
“We should be coming here in the next three to four weeks to inaugurate this fire station, among other fire stations that we will be inaugurating towards the middle of May,” he said.
The Governor, who noted that the fire stations, when inaugurated, would be equipped with new fire trucks and water trucks, said part of his administration’s emergency response system is the combination of fire trucks and ambulances on the same spot.
Recalling that his administration, upon assumption of office, took stock of fire stations, he said they were not habitable and not fit for any human use, as a result of years of neglect.
He also said his administration would continue to put the people first.
“When we resumed office, we decided to take stock of our fire stations, but, what we saw was embarrassing. I am not sure that the fire stations have been attended to, probably in the past 12 to 14 years. They were not habitable, they were not fit for any human use, they were not premises that would even motivate anyone to attend to any fire. So, we have embarked on the massive rehabilitation of existing ones. We have rehabilitated the stations, we have acquired new fire trucks.
“All these we will be unveiling, they are part of our emergency response system in Ogun State, which is the combination of fire trucks and ambulances”, Abiodun said.