Kogi - Seventy Special Marshalls of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) serving in Kogi State have been sacked for non-performance and other acts of indiscipline.
The outgoing State Coordinator of the Special Marshall Command of the FRSC, Mr Joseph Solomon stated this in Lokoja on Sunday while giving the account of his four-year stewardship.
He added that the sack has reduced the number of special marshals in the state from 319 to 242.
Solomon explained that aside the sack, the entire Obajana Unit had also been scrapped for being inactive in road activities, non-attendance of meetings and non-payment of dues.
He said that the Command presently has 17 units of Special Road Marshalls spread across the three senatorial districts of the state,
He appeal for the establishment of more units for effective traffic control on all major streets of the state.
Solomon was recently elected the Zonal Coordinator of the FRSC Special Marshall Command for Ekiti, Kwara and Kogi States.
He urged the incoming executive to sustain and improve upon the legacies of transparency, accountability, unity, honesty and hard work.
Meanwhile, the new state Coordinator, Mr Henry Adeyemi said that the major task before him was how to resuscitate the Obajana Unit and strengthen the command.
He solicited the support and cooperation of the management of the FRSC and state government to enable him succeed.
Adeyemi promised to work with other stakeholders to reduce the rate of road crashes on Okene-Lokoja-Abuja highway and other major roads in the state.
Also speaking, the state Sector Commander of the FRSC, Mr Mohammed Garba, reminded the Special Marshalls of their responsibility to the country and the people of Nigeria.
He also charged them to always exhibit good conduct and discipline.
Garba thanked members of the command for the various assistance given to the FRSC.
He also urged them to do more in the areas of road patrol, enlightenment of motorists and proper mentoring of members of the NYSC Road Safety Club.