By Stanley Nwanosike
Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Board Chairman Mallam Bukhari Bello pledged the board’s commitment to support all efforts to make the FRSC Academy, Udi, a degree-granting institution .
He said the board members were “so impressed and excited” by the level of infrastructure development at the academy.
According to him, we are still amazed at the level of careful management of financial resources to set up the infrastructure of this academy in a short period of time.
Bello said: “From what we have inspected and seen for ourselves, we are very impressed with the level of financial prudence imbued with the leadership of the FRSC led by Corps Marshal Dr Boboye Oyeyemi.
“As members of the board of directors, we have decided to fully support the project of transforming this academy into a full-fledged institution awarding diplomas on issues related to transport and road safety.
“The challenges raised are meant to be overcome; and we will partner with the current forward-looking direction of the FRSC to overcome them all. ”
Also speaking, Oyeyemi said management has been very meticulous and careful in spending and “making sure every kobo goes into something tangible and meaningful”.
The Corps Marshal appreciated the federal government for its continued support to the corps and state governments that had supported the corps’ futuristic programs and expansions.
He said: “Today the FRSC has no abandoned projects anywhere in the country, although we have recently set up 16 command offices across the country.
“We have carried out our projects and the development of infrastructure in the academy and our other establishments with prudence and a judicious use of funds.
“The judicious use of funds and the achievement of results have earned us a lot of goodwill and collaboration with various state governments across the country and even international organizations.”
During the tour of the academy complex, council members inspected a functional water structure; medical center, a cafeteria with 500 seats; academy library and hostel with a capacity of 450 students.
Others included; a fully air-conditioned auditorium with 500 seats; a multipurpose hall with 500 seats; driving simulation center; ICT center with a capacity of 150 computers and two generators – 300KVA and 273KVA.
The event also included presentations on the academy by its commanding officer, Deputy Corps Marshal Clement Oladele; and another presentation on the FRSC Command and Staff College by its commander, Deputy Corps Marshal Charles Akpabio. (NOPE)
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