In the wake of recent fire outbreaks across the country, the federal government has announced its intention to partner with state governments to curtail future occurrences.
Fire outbreaks have reduced several major markets in Lagos, Kebbi, Kano, Cross River and Gombe States to rubble in recent weeks.
Responding to the inferno that occurred in a fruits market in Gombe State on Wednesday, the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazzau, said the federal government would deepen collaboration with states. He also condoled the victims of the accident.
In a statement signed by his press secretary, Osaigbovo Ehisienmen, Mr. Dambazzau said this synergy will also involve industrialists and representatives of traders in the country.
The aim will be to build a platform for safety procedures and to also retool the nation’s fire service response mechanism at various levels, he said.
Mr. Dambazau, who had earlier visited the scenes of fire incidents in Kano and Kebbi markets during the Easter holidays, said there was need to embrace safety measures, and adhere strictly to international fire codes.
He said the government was determined to find lasting solution to this
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