BPE Prioritizes Safety In Workplace, Says Okoh

BPE Prioritizes Safety In Workplace, Says Okoh

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 5:13 pm

Mr. Alex A. Okoh, DG, Bureau of Public Enterprises

 The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) places priority on Safety in its Workplace for the staff and the various stakeholders, hence it procured and installed firefighting equipment as recommended by the Federal Fire Service (FFS), Director General of the Privatisation agency, Mr. Alex Alex. A. Okoh has said. 


The Director General who was represented by the Director, Industries and Services Sector at the Bureau, Mr. Yunana Mallo stated this at the formal commissioning of the firefighting equipment and the unveiling of the Bureau’s Fire Warden Kits by the Comptroller General of the FFS, Mr.  Jaji Olola Abdulganiyu on Monday, December 12,2022 at the Bureau’s premises.  


He said: “as a reform agency, the Bureau takes the safety of its staff and the various stakeholders seriously, hence the Bureau quickly keyed into the fire safety recommendations by the Federal Fire Services; and also promptly procured all the recommended fire wardens’ kits for the Bureau. 


To ensure an effective, efficient and reliable fire protection strategy, he added that priority attention was also given to adequate fire protection training of some of the Bureau’s staff as Fire Wardens to handle the firefighting kits. 


In his remarks, the Comptroller General of the Federal Fire Service (FFS), Mr. Jaji Olola Abdulganiyu, represented by an Assistant comptroller (Fire), Mr. Abraham Paul commended the Bureau for the giant steps taken to protect the lives of its staff and stakeholders in fire prevention.  He described the move as exemplary and worthy of emulation by others. 


The Fire Fighting Chief noted that the administration of the present Comptroller General, Mr. Jaji Olola Abdulganiyu was committed to preventing fire disaster in Nigeria, stating that fire prevention was better, cheaper, safer and easier.  


It would be recalled that having successfully met the necessary requirements, the FFS commenced the installation of the Bureau’s modern firefighting equipment in November 2021 and completed the exercise in April 2022. 


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