By Mike Adeyemi
Members of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS), Kwara State Chapter, have been charged to adhere strictly to fire prevention procedures and payment of subsequent levy to avoid fire outbreak.
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works and Transport, Town Planner Oloruko-Oba Ishaq Yinka gave the charge while paying a host to the members of the Executives of NAPPS led by the President, Dr Temitope Ajibola.
Town Planner Yinka said abiding by fire prevention procedures became imperative in order to protect members of the association from any fire outbreak that could lead to loss of life and property, stressing that such levy could also be made on timely basis to make it easy for their members.
In a statement issued by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Works and Transport, Sam Bola Onile, the Permanent Secretary reassured them of the total support of the ministry within the available resources by carrying them along in the scheme of things.
He urged them to always be supportive to the state government to enable them achieve their desired objectives.
Earlier, the President of the Association, Dr Temitope Ajibola had enumerated challenges confronting the association, particularly on the burden of tax on private schools in the state and the modality for payment.
He called for synergy between the association and other stakeholders to ensure a better service delivery to the public.
NAPPS President reiterated the readiness of the association to support government at all times towards achieving huge success that would complement government efforts at sustaining qualitative education in the state.