Ogun Govt Recruits 150 Personnel In Fire Service, To Boost Operations - EDU-BIZNEWS


Thursday, June 9, 2022

Ogun Govt Recruits 150 Personnel In Fire Service, To Boost Operations

Ogun State Government has recruited 150 personnel into the State Fire Service to enhance its operation and promptly respond to fire disaster incidents in the State.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Dr. Rotimiolu Akinlesi who made this known while addressing journalists in his office in Abeokuta, revealed that 105 of the personnel were recruited as Junior Officers, while  45 were employed as  Senior Officers to complement the existing workforce, as well as boost fire service operations.

Akinlesi said the Ministry was transparent in the process of selecting the officers,  noting that  beneficiaries applied for the jobs through the jobs portal before they were invited for written examination and later shortlisted for physical screening and final oral interview for eventual recruitment.

He added that there would be training for the newly recruited personnel for some months before deploying them to the fire stations across the State, which include the newly built stations in Isheri, Mowe, Ifo and Agbara.

"We had a technical meeting on the need to mentor the newly recruited personnel, there is need for mentorship by experienced fire fighters to prepare them for the job", he stated.

The Permanent Secretary  noted that the move would reduce the rate of unemployment in the State, impact on the economy and  lives of  the people.

He lauded the efforts of  the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun for prompt provision of new fire trucks, required chemical and equipment for timely response to fire incidents.

Contributing, the Director, Fire Service in the Ministry, Engr. Fatai Adefala said  the  recruitment exercise  would  enable the department to deliver on its mandate for improved productivity. 

Adefala appreciated the present administration for repositioning the State Fire Service through  massive recruitment of relevant officers. 

Two of the beneficiaries, Messer   Oluwasegun Adekoya and  Emmanuel Idowu, commended the State government for making the recruitment process transparent.

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