Fire ser­vice to seal build­ings that con­tra­vene fire code

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Taiwo Adeniyi

The Act­ing Con­troller of Fed­eral Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory (FCT) Fire Ser­vice, Julius Opetun­sin, has urged prop­erty own­ers to en­sure that their premises com­ply with the Na­tional Fire Safety Code or risk hav­ing them sealed.

Opetun­sin who made this known dur­ing a cour­tesy call on the FCT Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice, Musa Kimo, said the ser­vice would soon com­mence full-scale en­force­ment of the code.

While ap­peal­ing to FCT po­lice on en­sur­ing the suc­cess of the en­force­ment ex­er­cise by pro­vid­ing per­son­nel, he said the fire ser­vice would not con­done any premises that did not have nec­es­sary fire safety equip­ment.

“The Na­tional Fire Safety Code em­pow­ers us to seal up erring build­ings or premises that do not com­ply with the na­tional fire safety stan­dard, so with the help of the po­lice when we go to­gether for en­force­ment every­body will be safe,” he said.

He said the fire ser­vice had been sen­si­tis­ing res­i­dents on the nec­es­sary equip­ment to be in­stalled in build­ings to en­sure the safety of res­i­dents.

He said, “We have been in­spect­ing build­ings, con­duct­ing risk assess­ment and giv­ing rec­om­men­da­tions. The CP has told me what to do once we do it, the en­force­ment would start.”

The CP, Musa Kimo pledged the sup­port of the po­lice in en­sur­ing the suc­cess of the fire war­dens in safe guard­ing res­i­dents.

Photo: FCT Po­lice Com­mand

The Act­ing Direc­tor FCT Fire Ser­vice, Julius Opetun­sin presents a copy of the Na­tional Fire Safety Code to the FCT Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice, Musa Kimo, when he paid him a cour­tesy visit on Fri­day

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