Ondo state house of Assembly has tasked the state fire service to submit a comprehensive report that will encompass the deficiencies of the fire service and possible facilities needed to effectively perform their duties.
The chairman, Adhoc committee on fire incidents Mr Jamiu Maito during an oversight visit to the office of the state fire service in Akure decried the poor state of the fire service.
He said the house would find solutions to the equipment gap at the state fire service for optimal performance.
Mr Maito who sympathized with the victims of the recent fire incident in Akure which destroyed a lot of property noted that the visit afforded the committee the opportunity to get first hand information on the challenges faced by the state fire service which had hindered its duties to the public.
Other members of the committee including Mr Toluwani Borokini and Prince Abayomi Akinruntan identified with the state fire service on its situation but charged it to work more on maintenance culture and come up with sensitization programs for people to be cautious especially during the dry season.
In his response, the director Ondo state fire service, Engr. Asamo Ayodele thanked the lawmakers for the visit while highlighting the challenges faced by the fire service especially during fire emergencies.
House of Assembly correspondent, Gbenga Oluwajana reports that the committee visited ijomu market where the fire incident happened to meet with the people concerned and also chart a way forward.