The Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps ( NSCDC ), Lagos State Command, Usman Ishaq Alfadarai, has paid a working visit to the management of the Lagos State Fire Service, in a bid to further streamline collaboration in the effective management of disasters in the state.
A statement by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSC Abolurin Oluwaseun, made available to the National Association of Online Security News Publishers (NAOSNP), revealed that while on the visit, Alfadarai praised the management and staff of the Lagos State Fire Service ( LSFS ) for excellent performances egged in timely intervention to disasters and proactive measures aimed at nipping fire outbreaks and other forms of disaster in the bud.
The Commandant specially appreciated the Director of the outfit, Mrs. Margaret Abimbola Adeseye, for leading a team of very active men and women, with special of the reaction of the agency in putting off the fire that erupted at a section of the Command’s storage facility over the weekend, saying the synergy calls for more collaboration.
“Considering the uniqueness of the jobs we do, there’s the was need for improved collaboration between our agencies to enhance sharing of experiences, in other to jointly respond and timely overcome emerging and unforeseen disaster cases in the state. I can’t help but also appreciate the Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led Lagos State government for their unwavering efforts in equipping the Fire Service for maximum performance,” Alfadarai pointed out.
He added: “and The improved synergy between our agencies is needed as crisis and disaster management remain one of the integral mandates of the Corps, and the command would be more than ready to synergize with the LSFS, in the area of rescue operations, dispatch of armed personnel to fire incident sites to preempt attacks on fire officer on duty among other related duties.”
In her response, Mrs. Adeseye, appreciated, the Commandant and his team for the team, saying it shows the level of regard agencies in Lagos State have for one another.
“With this kind of collaboration, some of the challenges and operational hazards encountered by our agency such as false distress calls from citizens and attacks on our men in the field and elsewhere can be curbed,” Adeyeye said.
The Commandant was accompanied on the visit by Deputy Commandant of Corps Marian Mbakwe; Head of Crisis and Disaster Management, Assistant Commandant of Corps Musa Abdullahi Jibrin; Head of Anti-Vandal Unit and Assistant Superintendent of Corps I Olufemi Irinoye.