Plagued by the colossal failure of the State Fire Service to fight the hearth that gutted Ochanja Market on Wednesday, Governor Willie Obiano has introduced his resolve to grant the Anambra State Fire Service an company standing.
By granting the Fire Service better autonomy, which nonetheless, is topic to the approval by the Anambra State House of Assembly, Obiano mentioned he intends to make it unbiased of the state Ministry of Public Utilities or some other ministry.
The governor has additionally opened a checking account, ‘Anambra State Victims Support Account,’ to help the hearth victims following alleged request by individuals in search of to be of assistant to the victims of the hearth incident.
Disclosing this, the State Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr. C. Don Adinuba mentioned the fund can be administered by the trustees of Anambra State Security Trust Fund led by the Chairman of Chisco Group, Chief Chidi Anyaegbu.
Adinuba who urged Anambra indigenes, buddies, in legal guidelines and well-wishers to present generously to their brothers and sisters who had been now in dire want of help mentioned: “The authorities is grateful to those individuals and plenty of others who’re moved by the tragedy. Truly, we’re our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers.
“Governor Willie Obiano has, subsequently, opened a checking account to help the hearth victims. It is called the Anambra State Victims Support Account. The account quantity is 5030105029, Fidelity Bank Plc.
“It is to be administered by the distinguished sons and daughters of our state who serve as trustees of the Anambra State Security Trust Fund led by Chief Chidi Anyaegbu, Chairman of Chisco Group.”
On the repositioning of the hearth service he mentioned: “Meanwhile, Governor Willie Obiano has initiated a transfer to grant the Anambra State Fire Service better autonomy. Subject to approval by the Anambra State House of Assembly, the legislation establishing the state Fire Service shall be amended to make it unbiased of the state Ministry of Public Utilities or some other ministry.
“The autonomy will free it from pointless bureaucratic encumbrances and allow it to reply extra successfully to the challenges of its mandate.
“Consequently, the agency will have as its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Air Vice Marshall Ben Chiobi, who is currently the Special Adviser to the Anambra State Governor on Creative Security as well as Coordinator of the Anambra State Integrated Security System.”