By: Rahmatullah Mahmud

A top motivation for staff of any organization is promotion. It is a big stimulus whether in public or private sector. Promotions have occurred in the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) but National Association of Online Security News Publishers, NAOSNP observed that this year’s is probably the largest ever. Many officers have opined that this is the first time in history that the Corp will be promoting over 6000 officers and marshals in one fell swoop.

This brought wide jubilation and motivation among the officers and marshals of the Corp. This is thanks to the leadership of the new Corps Marshal Dauda Biu.

Speaking at the decoration of officers which took place yesterday in Lagos sector command headquarters, the Acting Zonal Commander and Lagos Sector Commander, Olusegun Ogungbemide said: ‘Today is so special in the history of FRSC that we are decorating this large number of personnel.

In the magnanimity of Corps Marshal Dauda Biu, more than 3000 officers were promoted while last week another 3000 junior officers and marshals were promoted. As we are doing it here, it is also replicated in the other 35 states and Abuja FCT.’

The desire for officers is that the reward for hardwork is promotion. I am happy for your endurance and sacrifice to reduce rate of road crashes on our highway.’

Ogungbemide who is the acting Zonal Commander of FRSC following the retirement and pulling out of fomer Zonal Commander added: ‘The essence of this promotion is to replicate joy expressed here on the road when you give better service to members of the public. It should be enforcement under the rule of happiness. Improve your service to members of the public, eradicate death on the road. The more people are saved, the more fulfilled you are.’

To family and friends of the promotees, Ogungbemide pleaded for their cooperation. ‘Many will be moved to new locations. What is required is your understanding and care so that they can do better in the new dispensation.’

The event had the Deputy Minority Whip, Federal House of Reps, Rt. Hon. Abdel-Majid ‘Segun Adekoya; member of Ogun State House of Assemly, Hon. Dare Kadiri; Hon. Baruwa Idris representing Lagos House of Assembly; retd. FRSC officer Kikelomo Akinsoye; Pastor Segun Akintan; Mrs. Ajoke Kazeem; family, friends, and well-wishers of promotees in attendance.

Also speaking at the ceremony, the Deputy Minority Whip, Federal House of Reps, Rt. Hon. Abdel-Majid ‘Segun Adekoya; shared: ‘The reward for hardwork is more work. My charge is for the officers to rededicate themselves. Of all our paramilitary agencies in Nigeria, FRSC is known to be corrupt-free. I have put them to test and they have passed my test severally.’

Praising FRSC further, Adekoya said: ‘For 8 years, I was Commissioner of Ogun state, I was also first Executive Chairman of Kosofe LGA, Vice Chairman and Councillor in Somolu LGA, so I see the level of your commitment. My daughter traveled and she requested an international driver’s license. Right within this office, we got genuine license and it was accepted over there. I am so excited that Nigeria certificate is accepted worldwide.’

The LASTMA Area Commander in Ojodu, Commander Oki Emmanuel shared: ‘I congratulate you for your efforts. All of you that were promoted today, there is a lot more to be done. I congratulate our acting Zonal Commander.’

DC Maria from NSCDC Lagos Command remarked: ‘On behalf of my Commandant, I congratulate you and pray for you that the good Lord will keep you. The Almighty God will see you through. He will bless you and your family.’

The FRSC Lagos Sector PRO, Supt. Olabisi Sonusi speaking on behalf of the newly promoted and decorated officers in Lagos said: ‘We are so happy. This is the first time. I don’t think we have had this kind of laughter in FRSC. I congratulate our acting Zonal Commander. We know we will soon celebrate you.’

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