*Condoles with Gombe State over fruits market inferno
By Yemi Akinsuyi in Abuja
The Federal Government has expressed deep concern over the incessant fire outbreaks in different parts of the country with a promise to partner state governments on lasting solutions to the problem..
There have been reported cases of fire outbreaks in some major markets in Lagos, Kano, Kebbi, and other states of the federation.
The Minister of Interior, Lt. General Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau (rtd.), made the promise Friday while condoling with the government and people of Gombe State over the recent fire incident which destroyed property worth millions of naira in Gombe fruits market.
The Minister said there is need to deepen collaboration with State governments, noting that Fire Service falls into concurrent legislative list.
He maintained that this synergy will also involve industrialists and representatives of traders in the country by way of an extensive dialogue involving all stakeholders, with a view to building a platform for internalizing safety procedures as a culture and to also retool the nation’s Fire Service architecture at various levels.