The Federal Road Safety Commission has approved the promotion of 36 senior officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).
Security Watch Africa reports that the one Assistant Corps Marshal (ACM) was promoted to the rank of Deputy Corps Marshal (DCM), nine Corps Commanders (CC) to the rank of Assistant Corps Marshal (ACM) and 26 Deputy Corps Commanders (DCC) to the rank of Corps Commander.
The promotion approval came at the end of the meeting of the Commission on April 12, ratifying the resolution of the Establishment Committee of FRSC on promotion of Senior Officers, where the exercise was diligently deliberated upon.
The Corps Public Education Officer, ACM Bisi Kazeem, who disclosed this in a statement, revealed that the promotion takes effect from April 12.
He gave the list of the officer promoted to Deputy Corps Marshal as; Assistant Corps Marshal, Victor Nwokolo, to represent the South Eastern Zone of the country following the retirement of DCM Kenneth Nwaegbe.
“ Three other ACMs who were also promoted with the mandate to proceed on terminal leave with immediate effect are; ACM Kehinde Adeleye in charge of Policy, Research and Statistics Department at the national headquarters, ACM Godwin Ogagaoghene, the Zonal Commanding Officer in charge of Benin Zonal Command, as well as ACM Edward A. Zamber, the Zonal Commanding Officer in charge of Yola Zonal Command.
“ The nine Corps Commanders promoted to ACM are: Corps Commander Kumapayi Ayodele who is presently the Sector Commander, Anambra State, Corps Commander Wobin Gora, Sector Commander, FCT, Corps Commander Chidi Nkwonta, Sector Commander, Bayelsa State, Corps Commander Adetunji Adegoke, the Deputy Corps Secretary at the National Headquarters (RSHQ) Abuja, and Corps Commander Godwin Omiko Phd, Deputy Commandant, FRSC Command and Staff College, Enugu.
“ Others are; The head, Policy Advisory Unit, under the Office of the Corps Marshal, at the National Headquarters (RSHQ) Abuja, CC Emmanuel Nnanna Obot, CC Yerima Musa Ramalan, in the Department of Policy, Research and Statistics at the national headquarters, CC Rindon Kunven in charge of the Corps Safety Engineering Office, CC Sunday Iyamah in charge of the Corps Budget Office at the national headquarters.
“ Moreover, 6 other CCs were also promoted to ACM with the mandate to hand over to the most senior Officer in their Department/Command and proceed for their statutory 3 months terminal leave with effect from April 12. The six Officers are; CC KC Alao, CC KO Akinusoye, CC OA Daniel, CC AA Hammed, CC SO Aborchi, and CC SO Oke.
“ While the newly promoted Corps Commanders are; Deputy Corps Commander JO Asaolu of the Corps Budget Office, DCC Ann Odeleye in charge of National Road Safety Advisory Council, DCC Lasun Bamigbayan, in charge of Quality Management System at the national headquarters and DCC PI Ugwu of FRSC Academy Udi, Enugu State.
“ Others include, the head, FRSC Signage Gwagwalada, DCC Dapel (FCA), DCC UA Ibrahim, DCC AM Hassan, DCC PC Okoyeocha and 18 others.”
The FRSC spokesperson said the Board Chairman, Barrister Bukhari Bello expressed delight over the attitude of transparency and objectivity that heralded the whole process and urged the promoted Officers to show more commitment and rededicate themselves to achieving the Corporate mission of the Corps which is to eradicate road traffic crashes and create a safer motoring environment in the country.
Kazeem noted that Bello had said that the promotion exercise is part of the Commission’s drive towards rewarding excellence, diligence and hard work which is in line with the administrative philosophy of the present leadership of the Corps.
Adding that the Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, equally congratulated the newly elevated Officers for their excellent performances during the exercise, he said the FRSC boss stated that every promotion comes with greater responsibilities.
“ He charged them to put in their best in the course of their duties as the new rank calls for more focus, more dedication, commitment and passion.
“ He admonished those who were not fortunate this promotion year to keep faith alive and hope for the best as opportunities still abound for promotion in the future.
“ Speaking further, the Corps Marshal promised to improve the general welfare of the personnel of the Corps to the satisfaction of all. As such, he beckoned on all personnel to be of good cheer and put in great efforts towards the realisation of the corporate mandate of the Corps, ” Kazeem said.
Speaking on the processes and phases of the entire exercise, Kareem disclosed that the promotion exercise which was done in full observation of all COVID-19 protocol began with medical examination, physical test exercises, computer based examination, and oral interview.
He added that the newly promoted Officers shall be decorated in strict compliance with Presidential directives and NCDC guidelines on physical distancing and other preventive measures against the dreaded coronavirus.