A pan-Lagos indigenous organization, Epe Youth Forum, EYF, has lauded the governor of Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, over the recent creation and establishment of more fire stations in the state, in addition to upgrading of the existing ones.
Leader of the Forum, Ogbeni Adewale Oladipupo, in a statement at Epe on Wednesday, said that the development has further confirmed the governor’s sensitive nature towards the welfare of his people, saying, “Sanwo-Olu’s way of doing things is an indication of an administrator, who is in a hurry to develop his state to a world standard.”
Oladipupo is reacting to the commissioning of three more fire stations, ostensibly to move against loss of property and lives of Lagos State people and residents.
The newly built stations, according to reports were: Ebute-Elefun, Ajegunle and Oniru fire stations, while the upgraded headquarters of the Lagos State Fire Service in Alausa, Ikeja was also opened.
Reports added that the Ebute-Elefun and the headquarters were physically opened, while the Oniru and Ajegunle stations were virtually opened.
Governor Sanwo-Olu was quoted to have said that the new stations were part of the proposed new fire stations his administration had planned to build shortly after the COVID-19 pandemic, assuring that the remaining three stations will soon be completed.
The Forum also agreed with the governor that the stations would allow firemen to arrive at the scenes of incidents in record time, incase of emergency, and reduce loss of property, lives and equipment.
The Forum, while commending Sanwo-Olu on the life saving project, therefore urged the people of the state to support and cooperate with the administration of Sanwo-Olu for his thoughtfulness and milk of human kindness for the benefit of all and sundry.