The Public Relations Officer of the Federal Fire Service, Olutunde Obisesan says passage of the Fire Safety Bill, which is already before the National Assembly, will curtail fire incidences in the country.
He, therefore, appealed for quick consideration and speedy passage of the bill into an Act.
Speaking at a media interaction organised by Forum of Spokespersons of Security and Response Agencies (FOSSRA) and I-Nigerian Initiative in Abuja, Obisesan said when passed, the Fire Safety Bill will also address most of the current inhibitions to effective operation of the Service.
The spokesman also disclosed that a Fire Safety Code has been developed and is presently in operation across the country.
“The Code compels owners of proposed buildings to involve Fire Service Department from the point of design. It means that all that is required for the building to have fire safety devices are embedded.
“This will ensure that every necessary equipment are installed in the building and so, in the event of fire, it will not really matter if Fire Officers are present or not or even if the owner of the building was around or not”, he said.