Bayelsa Governor Demands The Recruitment of More Indigenes in The Federal Fire Service.


The governor of Bayelsa state, Senator Douye Diri, has called on the federal fire service to recruit more indigenes of his state to meet the right quota of employment allocated to them.

Governor Diri made the call while commissioning a rapid response fire-fighting truck deployed to the state command of the federal fire service, at the government house in Yenagoa.

The governor, represented by his deputy, senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, noted with displeasure that the state was being shortchanged in several federal agencies where the quota system is used as a criterion for employment.

While thanking the controller-general of the federal fire service for deploying the ultramodern fire-fighting equipment to the state, he urged the service to make deliberate efforts to employ Bayelsians to fill the quota meant for the state for the sake of fairness and equity. Senator Diri said “we are grateful to the Controller General of the Federal Fire Service for making this unique donation to the Bayelsa state command.  Fire is like death which doesn’t make an announcement before it occurs. “While we are not praying for fire outbreaks, we must be prepared to get get rid of it whenever it occurs. So, the deployment of this fire truck is a shot in the arm, in terms of our desire to make sure that in case of any fire incident, it is timely put out.

“We also want to see how fire ambulance crafts can be deployed to our rural areas because fire incidents are not restricted to only the urban areas. 

“Bayelsa is about 70 per cent littoral, so we will be very appreciative if the Fire Service move with a little bit of speed in terms of deploying water craft firefighting equipment to our riverine communities in Brass, Ekeremor and Southern Ijaw LGAs.

“We also want to talk about employment of Bayelsans. I believe that Bayelsa is not having enough of its quota of those in the Federal Fire Service. We will be really looking forward to seeing how you could increase recruitment of our people.”


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