Tinubu to Perform Groundbreaking Ceremony of Projects at National Fire Academy


The National Fire Academy will come to light on May 28 as President Bola Tinubu is scheduled to perform the groundbreaking ceremony of several projects in the school.

The event is part of activities lined up for the one year anniversary of the present administration.

Minister of Interior, Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo disclosed this on Thursday in Abuja, after inspecting some ongoing projects at the academy, the training arm of the Federal Fire Service (FFS).

He disclosed that the aim of the new project is to expand the academy into a world class facility that would see it retain foreign exchange by way of cutting down on foreign trainings while also providing training to personnel of other countries.

He disclosed that some of the projects that would be flagged off include a Clinic, Worship Centres, Props Centre, Sports Arena, Lecture Halls, Hostels and others.

The Minister said: “What we are about to do here is arguably the best and most sophisticated fire academy in West Africa and by the grace of God on May 28, we will be having the groundbreaking and we have a completion period of just one year.

“We are being lots of projects here and we are erecting a modern fire academy that can be compared to the best you can get anywhere in the world. Fire Service is not just a profession of choice, it is a mandatory profession that we must encourage in our society the first priority of government is to secure lives and property and own of the nuggets threat is fire. So, Fire Service is not even just about fire but about rescue too, being first responders in cases of emergencies and we believe that the potentials for the sector are really massive and they have rarely been tapped. So, the next one year, we are poised towards making sure that we bring your the best out of the profession. We want to create an academy where we won’t just be able to meet our local training demands but to also export trainings and make this a facility of pride to Nigeria as a country.

“A lot of affiliations and collaborations with local and international agencies have already been worked out and in the few months, we will be here so that you can come and see what we are doing”.

Chairman, Kwali Area Council, Hon. Danladi Chiya who was at the event with traditional heads, said the council has decided to cede more land to the Fire Academy for the expansion project.

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