Minister of interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo (BTO) has reiterated his commitment to a safe Nigeria by reducing the emergency response time of the Federal Fire Service (FFS) centres to below 15 minutes.
The FFS is one of the government institutions under the ministry of interior headed by Mr Tunji-Ojo.
In a video broadcast at the weekend, the minister announced his vision for reforming key sectors under the interior ministry.
BTO said the planned reforms is patterned along the “Renewed Hope” agenda of President Bola Tinubu.
He also assured Nigerians that the government is committed to revolutionising passport processing to bring ease to applicants.
In the broadcast, the former lawmaker told personnel of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to treat applicants with “utmost respect” in all its passport offices including those outside the country.
“We would do everything within our power as a ministry to ensure that there are key reforms in our fire service centres, turn around the response time of our fire service to under fifteen minutes,” Tunji-Ojo said.
“I assure Nigerians of our desire to proceed with reforms in our immigration service, such that Nigerians can be treated with respect, and that we get to unbuckle all bottlenecks of passport collections — and see other issues associated with immigration services, in general, are under control.
“I also would like to give assurance that under the leadership of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, we would do everything humanly possible to reform our custodial centres, such as the decongestion of those centres — of course, with beaming life, and hope we’d groom inmates and help inmates to ensure proper re-integration into the society.”
The minister pledged to ensure the effective protection of national infrastructure by the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), adding that his focus would be to ensure that the government’s promises translate into meaningful action, making a positive impact on the lives of Nigerians.