The Lagos State Ministry of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Relations on Thursday handed over a brand new fire fighting truck to the Park View Residents’s Association.
Speaking during the presentation held at the Fire Service Headquarters, Alausa, the Commissioner for Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Relations, Hon. Olugbenga Oyerinde the gesture is a demonstration of the administration’s commitment to swift response to emergencies, stressing that it is also a confirmation of the THEMES Plus Agenda of Mr. Governor in ensuring the safety of lives and properties of Lagosians.
Ogunrinde recalled that last year, Governor Sanwo-Olu employed over 425 firefighters in the fire service and procured 62 firefighting apparatus for optimal emergency responses to emergencies in the state. He added that the responsibility of maintaining a safe and secure environment is a collective effort between the government and the citizens.
He said he was confident that the presence of the fire truck would have a positive impact on the safety of the Park View community and its environment, just as he urged Park View residents to take ownership and make good use of the truck. The Commissioner also advised them to always ensure to participate in fire safety awareness programmes of the State.
Responding on behalf of the Residents Association, the Chairman, Chief K. E. Kartey applauded Mr. Governor for his good gesture, thanking him for the gracious donation of a Fire Rescue Truck to the estate.
He noted that the trucks represent a monumental step to ensuring the safety of properties in the event of emergencies.
Also present at the event were Permanent Secretary, Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Relations, Mr. Tunde Ogundeko mni; Director, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Mrs. Margret Adeseye and other top government officials and residents of the Parkview Estate.