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Roads safety staff aged to transform agency

17 October 2014, 17:24

Abuja - The Chief Executive of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Boboye Oyeyemi, has tasked staff to work harder and enhance the transformation of the agency.

Addressing staff of Zones 11 and 5 respectively at Oyo, Delta and Anambra State Sector Commands during his field tour to assess the level of operational preparedness for the “ember” months special patrol, Oyeyemi stressed the need for all staff to rededicate themselves to task of raising the stake of the corps as the road safety lead agency in the country.

According to him, with the level of transformation pursued by his predecessor, former Corps Marshal Chidoka, who is now the Minister of Aviation, coupled with the confidence reposed in the Corps by the President and generality of Nigerians, every staff must work harder to deliver safer roads to the people of Nigeria.

“Let every staff be aware of our commitment to ensuring that whatever success that has been recorded in the transformation process of the Corps over the years would not only be sustained, but improved upon in our determination to restore sanity on our roads. That is why we are putting in place various measures that could address the logistics challenges of the Corps and maximise the potentials of the staff through capacity building. We are currently working out policies that could address the welfare needs of the staff, as I believe that if the welfare needs of the staff are taken care of, they would be motivated to give out their best,”
Oyeyemi said.

Also read: FRSC to partner Rwanda on road safety

He said part of the measures was the training opportunity being provided for staff both at home and abroad; prompt payment of all that is due to staff.

“For the avoidance of doubt, management has just removed the restriction to rank growth placed on converted officers who were hitherto restricted to the rank of Assistant Corps Commander (ACC). Now, every Marshal who follows the due process to acquires a  Bachelor degree or its equivalent and gets converted before attaining the age of forty can  aspire to any rank of the Corps within the limits of age and good service records, including the possibility of being appointed as Corps Marshal,” he said.

He warned staff to avoid corrupt practices in their dealings with traffic offenders and anyone caught engaging in corrupt practices would not only be subjected to the strictest disciplinary codes of the corps.

“They will be made to face prosecution in the civil courts to serve as deterrence to others.”

– CAJ News

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