In what can be described as being proactive and in a bid to ensure safety of lives and property in Enugu State as the dry season approaches, the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has directed the State Fire Service to reassess its emergency preparedness and report back to the state government for necessary action.

A statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Simon Uchenna Ortuanya, stated that the directive was in view of the need to take precautionary measures against unforeseen circumstances associated with fire.

According to the statement, “the state government also directed the State Fire Service to visit disaster-prone locations in the state such as market places, housing estates, satellite towns, suburbs, among others and review their challenges as well as the existing safety measures including access roads to and within the areas with a view to enhancing them for maximum effectiveness”.

It requested the fire fighting body to “meet with the leadership of market unions and other relevant stakeholders in the course of this all-important assignment”.

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