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Sanwo-Olu says three new fire stations for improved service, better emergency response

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu yesterday said that the three newly constructed fire service stations and the upgraded headquarters of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service in Ikeja were aimed at rebranding and repositioning the fire service for improved services.

At the physical unveiling of the Ebute Elefun Fire Station and also the Virtual Commissioning of both Oniru and Ajeromi Ifelodun Fire Stations, Sanwo-Olu, however, urged Lagos residents to protect the facilities from vandals. The Special Adviser to the Governor on Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations, Mobolaji Ogunlende, said the need for the new fire stations was conceived to overcome the challenge of distance and quicken the response time of service while the rehabilitated ones would bring a new workplace experience to fire officers.

Appreciating the state government, the Oniru of Iruland, Oba Gbolahan Lawal in whose honour, the Oniru fire station was named, wants the gesture to be replicated in all the twenty council areas and thirty-seven Local Council Development Areas to prevent loss of lives and property during an outbreak of fire.

The Oniru Fire Station has been named in honour of the Iru Monarch, Oba Gbolahan Lawal.

In a goodwill message, the traditional ruler commended the Sanwo-Olu administration for siting the fire station in Iru, putting an end to dependence by the people of Iruland on the Marina and Chevron fire stations during fire outbreaks. Lawal urged corporate organisations within the environs to adopt the fire station as well as support the officers to ensure the longevity of the Station and equipment.

The Council Chairman, Rashidat Adu, who also commended the Governor promised that as the closest arm of government to the grassroots, she and her team would take it upon themselves to educate the people, especially market men and women on fire preventive measures. Present at the event were the Deputy Governor, Obafemi Hamzat, cabinet members, Director Lagos State Fire and Rescue service, Margaret Adeseye, and royal fathers, among others.

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