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Senate confirms FRSC boss for ministerial appointment

17 July 2014, 21:35

Abuja - The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the nomination of the Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Commission, Osita Chidoka, for ministerial appointment.  

The Senate also confirmed the nomination of University of Abuja Political Science lecturer, Abubakar Sulaiman for ministerial appointment.

The two nominees were confirmed at a screening session where they fielded questions on national issues from the senators.

Responding to a question, Sulaiman attributed the insurgency in the country to the failure of the security agencies to assess threats to national security.

According to him, there is the need to review the policies employed to combat insurgency by focusing on policies that were based on serious research.

Sulaiman advised government to explore other sources of generating revenue to improve facilities in the tertiary institutions in order to reduce strikes by academic staff.

He urged the government to review curriculum of tertiary institution to encourage technical skills and create enabling environment for the private sector to generate jobs for graduates.

Chidoka told the senators that under his tenure, the commission had transformed into a data and knowledge-driven organisation.

He said that within his seven years in office as the FRSC boss he was able to expand the organisation to world standard in terms of personnel, infrastructure, training facilities and operational capabilities.

In a remark, the Senate President, David Mark, urged the nominees to bring their youthful and creative energies to make a difference in their new positions.


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