The Commisioner for Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations, Engr. Tayo Bamgbose-Martins on Friday reitetated the commitment of the State Government to the welfare and creation of a condusive working environment for the state firefighters to improve their service delivery.
Bamgbose-Martins made this assertion during his inspection of the Isolo Fire Station and Ikeja Fire Training School. According to him, the visit is not unconnected with the vision of the state to promote professionalism in the fire fighters, in line with the Smart City status of the State.
He disclosed that the Governor was proud of the laudable achievements of the first responders, and commended their loyalty and commitment to the service of honour in the protection of lives and property. He assured them of the readiness of the government to support and improve their facilities for better service delivery.
In his own words, ” This administration is working vigorously to ensure that our officers as first responders to emergencies, are well trained in line with global best practices in the dispensation of their duties, even as they are protected from all occupational hazards. The importance of training cannot be overstated in the world of emergency services, where lives and safety was always at risk.
According to him, competence of the responders is paramount, as the society expects and deserves the very best from them when they are called to work. We can only achieve our primary responsibilities in a friendly and condusive working environment.”
Bamgbose Martins noted that the government was not unmindful of the risk associated with fire fighting and was working tirelessly to train and expose them to new acceptable firefighting techniques and further ensure their emotional and physical health on the field.
He also warned trespassers to desist from encroaching on government properties, particularly the Isolo Fire Station, or face the full wrath of the law. The commissioner further directed the duo of the DG LASEMA, Dr Femi Osayintolu and Ag. Director Fire Rescue Service, Mrs. Margaret Adeseye to ensure that all vehicles parked within the premise were evacuated, and the agency take immediate possession.
The Commisioner was accompanied by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr Yusuph Jimoh, DG LASEMA, Dr Femi Osayintolu; Ag. Director Fire, Mrs Margret Adeseye,
Director Technical Services, Dr Bukola Ayinla; Director Planning, Mr Alex Akala and the Legal Counsel Mrs Anibaba.