Rivers - The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Mr Osita Chidoka, has said that 100 officials of the commission have been dismissed from the service for corruption.
Chidoka made the disclosure in Port Harcourt on Wednesday while addressing officers and men of the commission as part of activities marking his tour of FRSC formations in the South South.
The corps marshal, who was represented by Mr Danjuma Garba, the Deputy Corps Marshal in charge of Vehicles Administration, warned that officials of the commission should shun corrupt practices or face sanctions.
“Bribe money is blood money,” Chidoka said.
He said that the FRSC had zero tolerance for corruption and that the commission was known for its integrity.
Chidoka said that marshals should live within their income, advising against obtaining loans indiscriminately from banks or individuals.
The corps marshal said that his officials should rededicate themselves to saving the lives of citizens.
He said the constitutional mandate of the FRSC was to save lives and that marshals should rally round the FRSC's management to realise the mandate.
Chidoka said the FRSC would intensify road patrol operations across the country.
“Response time should not be more than 20 minutes; go back to our tenet of saving lives; we must deliver in saving lives”, Chidoka said.
The corps marshal advised marshals to take care of and follow up accident victims to obtain information about their families.
He said the country had security challenges and advised officers to guard their utterances in order not to heat up the polity.
The corps marshal said the company's workers should upgrade themselves educationally, adding that learning was never late.