The Federal Fire Service (FFS) says it would establish fire stations in the markets across the country.
The Zonal Controller, FFS in charge of Kano and Jigawa, Assistant Controller General (ACG), Ahmed Garba-Karaye announced this when he visited the singer market to assess the level of damage caused by the inferno on Monday in Kano.
He said the service is committed to preventing and controlling fire outbreaks.
According to him, the investigation, inspectorate and enforcement (IIE) unit will inspect and ensure fire safety compliance in public buildings.
“Rising cases of fire outbreaks in the Kano market is as a result of high temperature and substandard electric appliances.
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“Excessive heat, fuel and oxygen as major catalysts of fire triangle and heat can trigger fire without the presence of fuel, kerosene or diesel,”” he said.
The Zonal Controller said shops should be well-ventilated as congestion could also escalate heat and cause a fire.
He urged market leaders to enlighten business owners through signs and announcements on the importance of switching off electric appliances before closing for business.
Garba-Karaye also called on wealthy individuals to provide firefighting equipment as part of their corporate social responsibility.
He advised traders to always be alert and conscious of fire.
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