As part of efforts to cut costs and conserve foreign exchange, the Federal Fire Service FFS has disclosed of plans to halt overseas training for its personnel and instead expand the capacity of its training institutions to also attract foreign students.
Controller General of Fire, Engr. Olola Abdulganiyu Jaji stated this on Tuesday when he led the Service’s top management on inspection of fire stations and other infrastructure across the Federal Capital Territory FCT.
“Let me assure you that there is going to be local training before the end of the year.
We want everybody to benefit and that’s why we are not doing overseas training yet because the money you will spend on training 10 people overseas, you can use it to train 30 people here.
FG To Conserve Forex By Embarking On Local Training
Aside here, we want to being trainees from other countries too to come and train in our training schools. We will save foreign exchange through this”, he stated.
Speaking at the Nyanya Fire Station, Engr. Jaji also pledged to upgrade the station, adding that the federal government is currently building 13 Metropolitan Fire Stations across the nation with one in Kubwa, Abuja.
On the continued assault of firefighters and attack on appliances by hoodlums at fore scenes, Jaji said the Service would continue to work with the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC to provide fire cover for fire fighters.