The management of Ekiti State Fire Service have been directed to be prepared to attend efficient and effective fire fighting courses in Lagos to learn from their counterparts.
Speaking with the new management team of the state fire service, led by the stateâ€™s Deputy Governor, Mrs. Funmilayo Olayinka, who came on a courtesy visit, Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Olukayode Fayemi said: â€œThis state will be returned to the top among states in the federation.
Therefore, all departments should be ready to live up to expectations, which include fire service and I believe for now, the best fire service in the country is Lagos State Fire Service.
â€œSo, there will be no need sending your staff abroad for training, rather, most of you will be sent to Lagos Fire outfit for efficient and effective fire fighting courses.â€
The team thanked Governor Fayemi for having interest in their department and promised to live up to expectations, only if the state government would provide the resources they need to excel like the Lagos State Fire Service.
Lagos State Fire Service has been adjudged the best in the country and this is the third time states in the country would make reference to the kind of structures and manpower put up in place in the Lagos State Fire Service by Governor Babatunde Fashola.
Ekiti State Fire Service is one of the departments allegedly neglected by the sacked government of Segun Oni during his three and half years in office.