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Lagos loses N3.71 bn property to fire disasters

By Monsur Olowoopejo

THE Lagos state government has a released a report indicating that various fire incidents in the area destroyed property worth N3.71 billion in 464 disasters in the area in the between June and September 2015.

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According to the report released by State Fire Service, there were a total of 464 emergency calls including cases of collapsed buildings during which estimated property worth N22.26 billion was saved from being consumed by fire.

The Fire Service said it had secured the release of an undisclosed fund for aggressive public enlightenment programme to sensitize citizens on fire and disaster prevention.

According to the Director State Fire Service, “this is an ongoing exercise which is being conducted through motorised campaign to all nooks and cranny of the state and the Fire Service secured approval to increase its workforce with recruitment of 100 firemen to further strengthen the service.”


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