FG to expand the National Fire Academy

The Federal Government has announced its plan to expand the National Fire Academy Sheda, in Abuja. 

On May 28, the groundbreaking ceremony for several projects at the academy will begin. This is part of the activities to mark the first anniversary of President Bola Tinubu. 

The goal is to transform the academy into a world-class facility. This will reduce the need for foreign training while also providing training to personnel from other countries.

Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, the Minister of Interior, disclosed this after inspecting some of the ongoing projects at the academy. 

He said 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 stated that they are planning to erect a modern fire academy that can be compared to the best facilities anywhere in the world. He emphasized that the Fire Service is not just a profession of choice, but a mandatory profession that we must encourage in our society. 

The first priority of the government is to secure lives and property, and one of the significant threats to this is fire. 

He further explained that the Fire Service is not just about fire but about rescue too. 

They are the first responders in cases of emergencies, and the potentials for the sector are really massive and have rarely been tapped. The Minister said that in the next year, they are poised towards bringing out the best of the profession. 

They want to create an academy that can meet not only their local training demands but also export training and make it a facility of pride to Nigeria as a country.

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

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