Reporter : CHUKWUBUIKE MADU
The Federal Fire Service has begun decontamination of Federal establishments and other strategic facilities in Enugu State.
The Public Relations Officer, Federal Fire Service Zone D, Enugu State Command, Mr. Onyebuchi Obayi, made this known when the agency disinfected offices and the premises of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) Enugu.
Mr. Obayi, who is an Assistant Superintendent of Fire, explained that the move was part of the Federal Government’s measures to contain the COVID-19 Pandemic.
“Looking at the character of the virus, it is highly contagious. It goes principally with fluid. So to that extent, we are directed to decontaminate strategic places like office space, places in the administrative complex that witness regular patronage by people, visitors, workers and strategic areas that may habour or may be conducive for germs and other related diseases,” Mr. Obayi explained.
In a reaction, the Zonal Director, FRCN, Enugu Zonal Station, Pastor Emmanuel Inegbedion, commended the Federal Government and other line ministries and agencies, including the Federal Fire Service, for the sustained efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
“I think it is a very laudable idea, knowing full well that COVID-19 has been ravaging the whole country, the whole world and people are coming up with this initiative.
“And that is why we are all out for them to do it. I want to also hope that this will be replicated more often so that we can be sure that COVID-19 is being pursued out of our environment, our space on a permanent basis,” Pastor Inegbedion pleaded.
Pastor Inegbedion also appealed to the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, and relevant agencies in-charge of COVID-19 Vaccination to extend the vaccination to Media Workers.
The Zonal Director noted that apart from being among essential duty workers, Media Personnel would also help convince the public to be vaccinated.
“The acceptance of AstraZenecal vaccine by majority of Nigerians as at now is still very low.
“But I want to assure you that once people see that journalists, broadcasters, radio workers, television workers are taking this vaccine, a lot of people will want to identify with what we are doing,” the Zonal Director stated.
This is the second time offices and premises of Radio Nigeria Enugu are decontaminated by a Fire Service since the outbreak of Coronavirus disease.
The first decontamination was executed by the Enugu Fire Service in 2020.