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Federal Fire Service To Embark On Disinfection Of MOUAU Offices And Premises


Plans have been concluded by the Federal Fire Service to disinfect and decontaminate offices and premises of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike against Covid-19 and other related diseases. The Zonal Commander Zone J Command, Abia and Imo State, of the Federal Fire Service, Comptroller Achi Okidi Ijeoma, said this during a visit to the vice-chancellor of the University, Prof. Maduebibisi Ofo Iwe.
According to Comptroller Achi, who was accompanied by a Covid-19 response team of the Command, the exercise was in compliance with directives from the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola and the Comptroller General of the Federal Fire Service, Dr. Ibrahim Alhaji Liman, to disinfect and decontaminate selected federal establishments in Abia State. The zonal commander also hinted that the exercise would involve the use of mild chemicals, following reports that some people reacted adversely to chemicals used by the Service in other places in the past.
Comptroller Achi further noted that contrary to widely held beliefs, the Federal Fire Service is not only involved in fire-fighting, but can also engage in paramedicals, disinfection of open environment and offices, and production of chemicals to tackle pests. She lauded the remarkable developments in the area of infrastructure in the University, adding that the Federal Fire Service would be willing to help it tackle termites and other pests in its library and stores whenever the need arises.
Responding, the representative of the vice-chancellor and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) of the University, Prof. Udo Herbert, commended the men of the Federal Fire Service for their efforts in controlling fire outbreaks around the country. The Acting Vice-Chancellor also thanked the visitors for choosing the University for the exercise, describing their choice as appropriate. According to him, though there had been a recent disinfection exercise in the institution, the fact that it has the largest concentration of human resources as well as federal government investments among all federal establishments in Abia State, meant that no amount of disinfection would be too much to keep it healthy. Prof. Udo Herbert went on to promise the men that adequate arrangements would be made by the University, to ensure a hitch free exercise.
The disinfection and decontamination exercise is expected to take place on Friday, April 9, between 3:30pm and 4:30pm.