House Of Rep Moves To Rename Fire Service

House Moves To Rename Fire Service

In another development, a bill for an act to repeal the Fire Service Act of 2004 scaled through second reading in the House during Thursday’s plenary.

The bill was sponsored by Mr Dachung Bagos from Plateau State.

It seeks to change the name of the agency from Fire Service to Fire and Rescue Service, to enable the service to carry out rescue services and not just firefighting.

The bill enjoyed the support of the lawmakers who agreed that in keeping with changing trends, it was necessary to upgrade the fire service to save not only property but lives as well.

It was, thereafter, referred to the Committee on Interior for a public hearing.

The House has adjourned till Wednesday next week, October 1 for the commemoration of the Independence Day billed to hold on October 1.

House Of Rep Moves To Rename Fire Service

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