Nigeria Set to Procure Specialized Aircraft for Firefighting Operations
Nigeria to Procure Firefighting Aircraft for Each Geopolitical Zone
In a recent press conference held in Kubwa, Abuja, on May 16, Rauf Aregbesola, the Federal Minister of Interior, unveiled Nigeria’s plan to acquire firefighting aircraft for each of the country’s six geopolitical zones.
The procurement is a strategic move to enhance the collaborative efforts between the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) and the Federal Fire Service (FFS) in responding to large-scale fires and other disasters.Aregbesola emphasized the need for aircraft capable of carrying comprehensive solutions to combat extensive fires across the nation’s geopolitical zones.
The decision comes as a follow-up to an earlier announcement made in February 2022, in which the FFS and NAF had expressed their intentions to establish a partnership to provide aerial firefighting services.
By acquiring specialized firefighting aircraft, Nigeria aims to bolster its firefighting capabilities and effectively address emergencies on a larger scale.
This proactive approach underscores the government’s commitment to ensuring the safety and protection of its citizens and valuable resources in the face of fire-related incidents.