The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Ondo State Command, on Thursday promoted and decorated 40 newly-promoted senior officers to various ranks in the state.
Dr Hammed Abodunrin, NSCDC State Commandant, while decorating the officers in Akure, charged them to be more committed and dedicated to their duties.
Abodunrin, who said that Ondo State Command was lucky to have 40 senior officers promoted.
at the same time, admonished the officers to redouble their efforts in ensuring that lives and property of Nigerian residents were safe.
Abodunrin explained that since the NSCDC Commander General came, he had ensured that every personnel of civil defence got their promotion at the right time, saying that all the junior officers that sat for the exams were promoted.
According to him, if you have a privilege being promoted, it means that you have to justify it because promotion is a privilege, not a right.
“Promotion is designed to motivate the personnel, by so doing you must be more hardworking; by being more committed; by being more loyal to the service and to the people of Nigeria.
“The message of the commander general is that to whom much is given, much is expected.
“Also, Ondo State Command has been declared as the best command throughout the federation on three consecutive times, so our newly promoted officers should redouble their energy to maintain the success,” he said.
Abodunrin, therefore, called on those who did not meet up during the promotion not to relent in their duties.
“For those who are not captured, you should not be reacting because you are not promoted and reduce what you are doing, remember that you are good as your last promotion.
“So, either you are promoted or not, you have a duty to keep on being honest, keep on being loyal, keep on being committed and keep on being dedicated to the job you have taken.
“The job you have taken is the job of protecting lives and properties of Nigerians and residents alike,” he said.
One of the promoted officers, Mr Olorunmayo Joseph, who moved from Assistant Corps Commander (ACC) to Deputy Corps Commander (DCC), appreciated the commander-general and the commandant.
He promised that all the new officers would justified their new ranks by being dedicated to their duties.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Ondo State Controller-General of Nigeria Immigration Service, the representative of Nigerian Correctional Service were present at the event.
NAN also reports that the representative of the Deji of Akure; and Mr Eyitayo Jegede, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in the last election were also present at the event.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Jigawa State Command, on Thursday decorated seven newly promoted officers with their new ranks.
Addressing the officers, the FRSC Sector Commander in the state, Mr Ahmed Mohammed, urged them to be more dedicated and committed to their new responsibilities.
Mohammed also emphasised the need for the officers to join hands to promote corporate mandate of the corps, as well as move it to a greater height.
The sector commander, who charged the promoted officers to reciprocate the gesture by discharging their duty professionally, appreciated the Corps Marshal, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, and the management of the agency for continuously rewarding hardworking staff.
Speaking on behalf of the newly decorated officers, Assistant Corps Commander, Sani Madaki, who was promoted to the position of Deputy Corps Commander, thanked the agency for recognising their dedication and hard work.
Madaki pledged, on behalf of other promoted officers, to be more dedicated and diligent in the discharge of their duties.
The officers decorated were Deputy Corps Commander (DCC) Sani Madawaki, Assistant Corps Commander (ACC) Ishaq Komolafe, Chief Route Commander (CRC) Alemi Alade, Superintendent Route Commander (SRC) Benjami Auta.
The others were Route Commander (RC) Peter Musa, Deputy Route Commander (DRC) Umar Alhaji and Deputy Route Commander (DRC) Abubakar Yusuf. (NAN) (
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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has decorated no fewer than 12 newly promoted officers with new ranks in Enugu State.
Decorating the officers in Enugu on Thursday, Mr Joseph Toby, the Sector Commander of FRSC Enugu State Command, said that “promotion comes only from God and no officer should see it as a right’’.
Toby urged the newly promoted and decorated officers to redouble their efforts and put in more sacrifice to uplift the Corps anywhere they found themselves.
He said: “I urge you to be dutiful and committed to attaining the mandate of the Corps. Be more dedicated to ensure you deliver daily on any task handed over to you.
“I thank the Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi and the FRSC management team for approving your promotion as well as other support they have been giving to this Command.”
The commander reminded the officers to pay due and devoted allegiance to constituted authorities within the Corps and other places they were posted for their daily assignments or duties.
Toby called on them to keep mentoring junior officers for them to be properly guided on issues of the road safety job as well as other germane matters of life.
Responding, Mr David Ekpekpe, who was recently promoted and decorated with the rank of Deputy Corps Commander (DCC), appreciated God, the Corps Marshal and FRSC management team for the promotion.
Ekpekpe, who spoke on behalf of the newly promoted officers, said: “I will not fail to thank our amiable Corps Marshal and the entire Corps management team for the confidence reposed in us.
“We are assuring the Corps Marshal, FRSC management team and the Enugu State Command that we will continue to give our best to the job.
“We will behold discipline and integrity even as we carry out our daily duties with dedication and commitment,” he said. (NAN) (
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The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), a monarch, and motorists on Monday commended Deputy Corps Commander (DCC) Lucas Oguntade, the outgoing Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Mowe Unit Commander, for his outstanding performance while heading the unit.
They gave the commendation at the event organised to celebrate the promotion of Oguntade to the rank of Deputy Corps Commander (DCC) and his transfer from the Unit to a new command, RS 8 .1, Ilorin, Kwara Sector Command as DCC operations.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that DCC Oguntade assumed duty as the boss of Mowe Unit Command in April 2019.
His duties then included: coordinating the FRSC personnel at the unit and ensuring free flow of traffic on the Lagos -Ibadan Expressway despite the ongoing construction there.
He said,”Before Oguntade assumed duty as the boss at FRSC Mowe Unit, there used to be serious traffic on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway that required utmost attention .
“Oguntade had to summon the representatives of the churches that have their headquarters along the expressway to tell them his mind.
“I remembered that he impressed it on those at the meeting on that faithful day that it was not going to be business as usual for traffic violators, including any church member,’ Odesola said.
He also described Oguntade as a very firm, focused and objective man.
Oba Festus Oluwole of Igbehin town, Ogun, commended the outgoing Unit commander for being a peaceful man.
According to the traditional ruler, the commander has a versatile intelligence on “Dispute Resolution”.
“Oguntade was able to resolve disputes that occurred on the road before they turned into assault.
“Most times, we try to ask our indigenes if there were extortions by the FRSC personnel but to no avail.
“He kicked against and shun all corrupt practices that could have tarnished the integrity of the corps in the command.
Mr Gaafari Oladele, the chairman of Joint Tipper’s Owners Association (JTOA), also described the outgoing commander as an easy going person.
“JTOA is thankful to God for promoting him,” Oladele said.
“I am not disappointed at all because Oguntade took over from me and l rendered a perfect service,” Amuzat said.
Oguntade in his response at the event appreciated the stakeholders for celebrating him.
He pleaded with road users not to violate traffic rules and regulations to ensure free flow of traffic along the axis.
He also expressed his appreciation to the FRSC overall boss, Corps Marshal Boboye Oyeyemi, for giving him the opportunity to serve at the command.
He said that the Corps would not relent in sanctioning traffic breakers.
The Nigerian Legion and Corps of Commissionaires, Kwara Command, has appealed to Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq to allocate land to the legion for its members to engage in agricultural activities.
The legion made the appeal on Friday in a statement signed by the Deputy Corps Commander (DCC) Omolale Olusegun a copy of which was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Ilorin on Friday.
Omolale, who is also the Director, Human Resources and Public Relations for the legion, called on the governor to provide the organisation with office accommodation equipped with computers and furniture.
The DCC listed the functions of the legion to include school crimes prevention, disaster management, and surveillance at private and public infrastructure.
Others, he said, were humanitarian services and empowerment programme for the widows and dependants of fallen heroes and promotion of welfare of ex-servicemen.
“Our functions include establishment and operation of interstate commercial transport services along with Nigerian Legion and employment opportunity for our members and youths in agricultural schemes,” he said.
Omolale therefore called on the state government to use members of the Nigeria Legion Security Guard Service in schools and public buildings and institutions.
“We request for monthly subvention/stipends from Kwara State, Local Government Councils to sustain the statutory mission and vision of the Nigeria Legion in the State.
“We humbly request for two units of Toyota Hilux double cabin and two units of 14-seater Toyota Hiace bus for effective security operational activities and supervision of branches in the 16 LGAs in Kwara State especially during periodical screening exercise,” Omolale added.
The DCC who specifically begged Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for the assistance, lamented that for over 40 years, successive governments have abandoned the legion in Kwara.
“We are grateful for inviting leadership of the Nigerian Legion in persons of Brig.-Gen. Akano Aliyu (Rtd) and State Commandant of Corps of Commissionaire, Corps Commander, Prof. Olasehinde Peter, to participate in the Security Submit organised by the state government.
“This is strong testimony that Your Excellency care for the security of the citizens of State of Harmony,” Omolalae said.
Edited By: Muhammad Suleiman Tola (NAN)
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), has charged officers and men of the corps to be hard working and committed to work for effective service delivery.
Mr Rotimi Adeleye, the Ondo State Sector Commander, made this call while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Akure.
NAN reports that Adeleye has just been promoted along with his Deputy Sector Commander, Olusegun Ogungbemide from the rank of Corps Commander (CC) to Assistant Corps Marshal (ACM) and from Deputy Corps Commander (DCC) to Corps Commander (CC) respectively.
“Our men and officers should believe that hard work, prayer and commitment to work pay.
“It has become imperative for them to be committed to their work because whatever you do while in the office, people are noticing and observing you.
“They should continue to do the right thing and shun eye services. Do your work the way it is supposed to be done either your supervisor is around or not. One day, you will reap what you sow.
“They should do their work and by the time you do it judiciously, definitely you will have your rewards,” he said.
According to Adeleye while speaking on his new rank, the new promotion goes with higher responsibilities.
He, therefore, implored commercial motorists to desist from overloading and speeding that could cause road crashes and fatality on the roads.
“If you overload your vehicle, especially during this COVID-19 pandemic, there is the tendency for you to transmit the disease,” he said.
He appreciated the staff of the Ondo State Sector Command for making his job easy through their cooperation, support and conducive environment.
Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, the Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), on Tuesday said that the first quarter of 2020 witnessed alarming increase in road crashes and fatalities.
Oyeyemi made the assertion in an interview with newsmen at the inauguration of the Assistant Corps Commander (ACC) and Deputy Corps Commander (DCC) Promotion Course at the FRSC Academy, Enugu.
The corps marshal said that the period under review recorded a 4.5 per cent increase in road crash and fatalities.
He described the statistics as comparatively alarming and attributed the incidences to excessive speed by road users arising from improvement in road infrastructure across the country.
Oyeyemi said “while the management of the FRSC commends President Muhammadu Buhari for the massive road rehabilitation across the country, we need to put in place counter-measures to check incidences of accidents.
“Over speeding accounts for more than 50 per cent of the causes of road crashes and that is why we have started full enforcement of use of speed limiting device for commercial drivers,”.
The Corps Marshall also commended the Federal Government for supporting the FRSC in building up its logistics but called for more support.
“There has been a continuous buildup of our logistics within the last three years. However, we need more logistics to counter the challenges on our roads,” he said.
According to Oyeyemi, thev FRSC needed more motorcycles, vehicles and radar guns to counter the problem.
He said that the FRSC was making efforts to establish its presence in all 774 local government areas excluding the riverine areas.
On the 2019 promotion course, Oyeyemi said that no fewer than 362 ACC and DCC were participating in the exercise.
The corps marshal said that the officers must be physically fit to do the job, adding that the FRSC would not compromise health standards.
“The new policy is that if you are not physically fit, the medical team will send you back,” Oyeyemi said.
Edited By: Bayo Sekoni/Maureen Atuonwu
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Academy in Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State has been designated as an African Regional Centre of Excellence in Road Traffic Management.
The FRSC Corps Marshal, Mr Boboye Oyeyemi disclosed this during the inauguration of the Assistant Corps Commander (ACC) and Deputy Corps Commander (DCC) Promotion Course at the FRSC Academy in Udi on Tuesday.
Oyeyemi said that Nigeria was among the three countries in Africa that got such designation, adding that the other two countries are Cameroon and Tanzania.
He said that the African Development Bank would be providing funds for the development of the centre.
“This will require expansion. When the funding comes, we will need to put more structures here because it will be a bilingual centre,” he said.
Oyeyemi said that Nigeria was seen as committed in the road traffic sector “and that is why these positive developments are coming our way.”
The corps marshal said the academy needed additional 15 hectares of land for the expansion of the academy in Udi to accommodate its numerous programmes.
Oyeyemi said that the request had already been conveyed to the state government.
He said that the academy which was already occupying 35 hectares of land had attracted some investments which had made the space inadequate.
He said that apart from the upgrade of the facility to a degree awarding institution, the facilities in the academy would also host the Command and Staff College of the FRSC.
The corps marshal said that the academy would soon start its postgraduate programmes in affiliation with Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO).
“We are making progress. The last set of inspectors from the National Universities Commission (NUC) is here few weeks ago.
“We are going to commence our postgraduate programmes in transport related courses as we have fulfilled all the requirements,” he said.
Oyeyemi said that the next step was the inauguration of the administrative block of the academy after which admission vacancies would be announced.
The corps marshal said that the command and staff college would take care of the personnel requirements of the FRSC and those of military and paramilitary organisations.
He said that the most successful story was the designation of the facility as a centre of excellence in traffic management.
Edited By: Maureen Atuonwu
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ebonyi has urged its staff members to shun acts which could tarnish the hard-earned image of the corps.
Mrs Stella Uchegbu, Sector Commander of the corps, made the call on Tuesday in Abakaliki during the corps celebration of its 32 years of existence.
She said the corps would always pursue its core mandate of making the roads safer.
Uchegbu, represented by the Deputy Corps Commander (DCC) Administration and Human Resources, Mr Clement Nuesiri, lauded the giant strides of FRSC founding fathers and urged the workers to maintain good conduct.
“The staff should re-double their efforts in ensuring safer lives on the roads and key into policies and actions that aim at reducing road accidents to the barest,” she said.
She thanked the state government and all stakeholders in the road safety business and urged them to sustain efforts aimed at saving lives on the roads.
“We commend the resilience of the FRSC workforce in the state and urge it to sustain efforts in ensuring the safety of the motoring public,” she said.
The sector commander conveyed the appreciation of the FRSC Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, to the corps management and staff members, governments at all level, among other stakeholders in the task of securing lives on the roads.
Dr Anya Kama, State Coordinator of the FRSC Special Marshals in Ebonyi, commended the efforts of the FRSC and pledged the continued collaboration of the special marshals in actualising set objectives.
“The special marshals group will re-dedicate itself to the cause of enlightening and educating the public to observe safety practices on the roads,” he said.
Mrs Jane Kema, a motorist in Abakaliki, commended the efforts of the FRSC in securing lives on the roads and urged motorists to observe traffic regulations.
Nigeria News Agency reports that goodwill messages were delivered on the occasion while the staff members cut the anniversary cake.
Edited By: Emmanuel Nwoye/Donald Ugwu