FCT Minister Mohammed Bello has suspended the director of the FCT Fire Service, Mr Opetunsin over alleged negligence of duty and perceived incompetence.
The FCT Minister was invited as a guest speaker at the commissioning of new Fire trucks and equipment at the Fire Service facility in Abuja.
Trouble started when the FCT Minister finished commissioning the vehicles and moved to inspect them.
To his shock, the ambulance had no air condition facilities and oxygen. While he opened one of the drawers to check for drugs, he found non and the kits therein were also dusty and unkempt.
The visibly unhappy minister then moved to check the fire fighting trucks, when he asked for a brief display, he was once again shocked to be told that there is no water in the tanker.
The minister later decided to inspect the office building complex, it was at this time that issues got more complicated.
The minister discovered that log books were not kept by some departments. Upon further inspections, the minister discovered that the 6-flat apartment building made to be used by those on duty were occupied by the 6 top officials of the FCT Fire Service.
He then suspended the Fire Service Boss for a period of 1 week.
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Commissioning Turns Sour as FCT Minister Suspends the director of the FCT Fire Service , Mr Julius Opetunsin over alleged dereliction of duty and perceived incompetence.
It is quite sad that an important and big city like Abuja relies on refurbished & dilapidated equipment. pic.twitter.com/Biz1U6BUYT
— Dr. Aminu Gamawa (@aminugamawa) March 24, 2019