Abuja - Osita Chidoka, the Chief Executive of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), decorated more than 20 senior officers newly promoted to different commanding ranks.
Congratulating the 22 officers, Chidoka commended them for the determination they have showed in facing the challenges of the promotion, which included physical fitness test, oral interview, evidence of contribution to the development of the Corps and online examination.
“The exercise was guided by the criteria of merit, intellectual ability, and character commitment to institutional goals as well as practical contributions to the development of the Corps," he said.
Chidoka further stated that the promotion was neither an award nor did it come easily, stressing that it was an honour the officers individually deserved and diligently earned through their perseverance.
“I therefore, commend your courage for making it to these levels against all odds, pains, stress and endurance.”
He justified the policy of promotion through examination.
“When we introduced examination as part of the process for promotion in the Corps some years back, we faced criticism by people who doubted the veracity of our vision."
"And when we later introduced computerisation as an integral part of the process, we were not spared either, but subjected to even more vociferous criticisms," he said.
“It got to a level where we became the target of sponsored media attacks by those who hide under the cover of press freedom to fight proxy war on behalf of their interested sponsors.
"We however refused to either back down or look back, because our actions were motivated by the ultimate benefits the policy could give to the development of the individual officers and the FRSC as an institution.”
- CAJ News