The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) board has approved the promotion of 79 Assistant Corps Commanders (ACC) to the rank of deputy corps commander (DCC).
The Corps Public Education Officer (CPEO), Bisi Kazeem, an assistant corps marshal, disclosed this in a statement obtained by News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja.
Mr Kazeem said that the approval was done during the board meeting on Sept. 4 after due consideration of the report submitted by the establishment committee in respect to the 2019 promotion.
”The promoted officers were W.A Adenekan, N.Z Muhammed, A.M Shehu, O.I Okoroafor, EN Esebonu, JM Fada.
“H.B Abdulrahaman, M.M Kazaure, R.M.Z Abubakar, S.Rabiu, R.O Bamigboye, C. Akachukwu, AD Gofwan, J Abuo, and O Olumatanmi.
”AP Longkam, JK Ifeanacho, S Shehu, J Yaushaka, C Philip, N Salihu, CS Luka, HB Zainu, HS Dalhatu, N Salihu among others,” he said.
Mr Kazeem revealed that three of the promoted officers are to proceed on their three months terminal leave with immediate effect and ensure proper handing over of their offices.
The Board Chairman, Bukhari Bello, expressed utmost satisfaction with the level of transparency that heralded the promotion process.
Mr Bello urged the promoted officers to show more commitment and rededicate themselves to achieving the Corporate mission of the Corps.
This, he said, was to eradicate road traffic crashes and create a safer motoring environment in the country.
He stated that the promotion was part of the Commission’s drive towards rewarding excellence and hard work.
According to him, this is in line with the administrative philosophy of the present leadership of the Corps.
Meanwhile, the Corps Marshal of the FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi, equally congratulated the newly elevated officers for their excellent performances during the exercise, noting that every promotion comes with greater responsibilities.
Mr Oyeyemi charged the officers to put in their best in the course of their duties, adding that their new ranks called for focus and dedication.
He admonished those who were not fortunate in this promotion year to keep hope alive for the best as there were opportunities for promotion in the future.
Mr Oyeyemi promised to improve the general welfare of the personnel of the Corps to the satisfaction of all.
He said all FRSC personnel should cheer up and continue to put in their efforts towards realising the Corporate mandate of the Corps.
NAN reports that the promotion exercise began with medical examination, physical fitness test, computer based examination and oral interview with all processes done in strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols.
The Corps Marshal said that the promoted officers would be decorated with their new ranks in strict compliance with Presidential directives and NCDC guidelines on physical distancing and other preventive measures against the dreaded coronavirus pandemic.