Gov EL Rufai Donates Fire Fighting Truck To FRSC
The Kaduna State Government under the leadership of the Executive Governor Mallam Nasir El- Rufai has donated a brand new fire fighting truck to the State Sector Command of Federal Road Safety Corp, FRSC.
In a statement signed by Corps Public Education Officer, Corps Commander, Bisi Kazeem, the truck was handed over today Wednesday 07 March, 2018 by the Permanent Secretary , Local Government Ministry of Kaduna State and received on behalf of the Command by the Sector Head of Operations, Deputy Corps Commander Salisu Galandashi.
According to the statement, Gov. El-Rufai promised donating the truck at a State security meeting after he received the report of a Road Traffic Crash along Abuja road that claimed 17 lives on the spot after the vehicle caught fire when a trailer collided with a Hummer passenger bus on 10/02/18.
The Sector Commander, Corps Commander Umar Ibrahim during the Security Council meeting narrated to the Governor how his operatives became helpless to quench the fire after rescuing the people out of the crash vehicles.
He told the meeting how in the middle of the night, FRSC rescue teams stood and watched victims suffering in pain when fire was burning them.
The Governor became sympathetic of the situation and immediately ordered for the vehicle to be handed over to FRSC for usage along Kaduna – Abuja Highway in case situations like that repeat itself.
The Corps Marshal, FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi has expressed appreciation to the Governor for his interest in road safety and enjoin others to show interest by contributing towards saving lives on Nigerian roads