Big Church Foundation, a non-governmental organisation headed by Churchill Olakunle donated a Mercedes Benz Ambulance, 1,000 fire extinguishers, and 1,000 fire blankets to the Federal Fire Service (FFS) in Abuja.
The presentation of these materials was done by the Comptroller General of the Federal Fire Service, Joseph Garba at the FFS centre, Area 10, Abuja.
The event was attended by celebrities from Nollywood and the music industry including Ayo Makun (AY), Waje, Mike Ezunronye, TBoss, Victoria Kimani, Emma Nyra, Mamuze Twins, Charles Awurum, Praiz, Dennis Dooshima among others, all clad in the fire service uniform.Churchill in his speech said:
Churchill in his speech said:
We’re making this contribution to make the country safer than it is and we recognize the humanitarian service of the fire fighters since 1901. After this donation we’ve made today, we shall be looking into other areas of prevention where we can partner with the service for the safety of all and sundry.
The service comptroller appreciated the gesture and said:
Our men shall continue to proceed to zones others can’t dare to rescue human lives and properties.
This demonstration of love for humanity and our job by Churchill has made him a friend of the house from today. Technically, he is the first person from the inception of this service to identify with us, either as a person or as an organisation.
Since last year, God has shown his countenance on the service and it now works with other agencies.
We’re grateful because each time the fire fighters go out to put out the fire, they’d first of all rescue those who have inhaled smokes or poisonous gases would need to be brought out safely and taken to the hospital. But the service has been handicapped.
After the presentation/receipt ceremony, there was a procession to the National Hospital Abuja (the National Emergency Centre) to cheer victims of fire accidents groaning in deep pains.