Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has urged the National Defence College, Abuja to include senior officers from the Federal Fire Service FFS in its training programme.
Media Adviser to the minister, Sola Fasure said Aregbesola gave the charge while receiving the management of the College on Friday in Abuja.
“Kindly include officers of the Federal Fire Service FFS in your training. They play a critical role in securing lives and property. Though we haven’t started having huge, wildfires as they do in the US, Australia, New Zealand, Turkey amongst others, however, the effect of climate change is beginning to catch up with us.
“We must prepare our officers for the task ahead. It is only an unwise fellow who would wait to learn from his own experience and not from the experiences of others. Let us join hands in training and building the capacity of our officers to not only acquire the capacity to physically fight wildfires, but to have the managerial know-how on resource management and effective collaboration with other security agencies, like the Nigeria Air Force, who have the capacity – if well equipped – to fight fire with water and suppressant through aerial bombardment,” the Minister noted.
The interior minister also urged security agencies in the country to cooperate and work with one another in other to promote peace and ensure adequate security for all Nigerians.
“I recognize the role of the Nigerian Armed Forces in promoting peace and ensuring adequate security for all Nigerians. However, we must ensure all security agencies in the country which include all branches of the Nigeria Military, the Nigeria Police Force and other Paramilitary Security Agencies in the country, must cooperate and see themselves as one and avoid inter-agency rivalry.
“I salute your professionalism and excellence in the discharge of your duties to the nation and keeping Nigeria one,” the minister stated.
The Minister promised to make himself available as a resource person for the college anytime he is called upon.
“As per your request, communicate with my office, anytime you want me to serve as a resource person, I will make myself available for service”.
Earlier, the Commandant, National Defence College, Rear Admiral Muritala Bashir, stated that the courtesy visit was necessitated by the need to collaborate with the Ministry of Interior, especially for the fact that it supervises critical Paramilitary Agencies in Nigeria.
“We acknowledge and recognize the good works of the Ministry you are leading and the Read More
Source:: Nigerian Chatter(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)