Uba made the disclosure at the International Fire Conference and Exhibition, organised by the Senate and House of Representatives Joint Committee on Interior, held on Tuesday in Abuja.
According to him, nationally, direct and indirect, reported and unreported losses to the economy have been put conservatively at about N6 trillion.
Alarming as these numbers are, they could be significantly higher if all the fire incidents in rural areas were recorded by an efficient operational fire statistics database.
The following reasons are responsible for losses of goods to fire outbreaks:
There ought to be a general awareness on the need to stop fire outbreak before the onslaught of the inferno.
Repositioning of fire service:
Federal Government should reposition fire service delivery to make it modern and efficient.
Less than 2percent of Nigerians are fire literate:
Media partners should be called upon on creating awareness on fire issues.
Lack of fire service equipment: