It was double victory for Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service yesterday as staff of the agency emerged first position in the just concluded Lagos State Head of Service Games.
Participants from the agency emerged the gold medalists in both the male and female categories of the games organised by the Office of the Head of Service.
The Director, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Mrs Margaret Adeseye congratulated the officers for their display of strength and fitness during the contest.
Adeseye said the male team in the finals defeated the Lagos Bus Service, LAGBUS, in the quarter finals and the Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, AOCOED, in the semi finals after an impressive competition during the preliminaries.
The female officials from the agency, according to the director, defeated Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation and Education District V in the quarter and semi finals respectively.
In the ensuing finals on Wednesday afternoon, the male team beats Lagos Waste Management Authority by 2:0 while the female team did same to their Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Agency opponent with same margins from the third rounds encounters.
According to her, “Physical fitness which is one of the major quality of a good Firefighter was on display at this year’s HOS Tug of War game as both male and female teams of my agency emerged winners”.
She further stated that the outcome of the competition gave credence to the fact that the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service was ahead of her contemporaries in the required quality in both human and material resources to win the gold medals.
She also disclosed that that would make it the second time both teams showed the stuff they were made of, as they both clinched gold medals in the Tug of War events of this year’s Head of Service Games, which involved all ministries, department and agencies.