Shell, LIMGE join forces against fire in Lagos

Fire razes fuel station in Abia23 June 2013, Lagos – The Shell Nigeria Exploration Company, SNECO, and Lagos Island Millennium Group on the Environment, LIMGE, are collaborating to end fire disasters in Lagos.

The fruit of the collaboration was the recent launch of Ajele Fire Station in the heart of Lagos Island.

At the occasion, witnessed by many eminent persons, Chief (Mrs). Taiwo Taiwo, the president of LIMGE, said the initiative was to make sure “that no building on Lagos Island is ever gutted by fire again”.

“This was one of our clear mandates from inception because we are aware of the fact that the Lagos Island area is densely populated with close clusters and has always been prone to fire incidents even from colonial times.

”What LIMGE is doing is showing an example of private public partnership for others to see and get involved in their communities so we can build a better Lagos and Nigeria,” she said.

According to her, the project, which will be officially commissioned in June, boasts of a gym, recreational room, communication equipment, training facilities, four state-of-the-art fire fighting motorbikes, brand new fire fighting kits and top quality modern fire fighting.

The LIMGE boss explained that 100 specially selected firemen have attended a comprehensive and extensive two weeks training facilitated by a fire chief from the New Jersey Fire Department.

“Our new target is to make a-state-of-art fully equipped and functional fire station dedicated to business district and accessible 24hrs and well trained fully kitted firemen to be ready at all hours,” she added.

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