Federal Road Safety Commission has approved the promotion of 2,880 officers to the next rank level.

The Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, said out of the 435 Officers, 33 were promoted from the rank of Chief Route Commander to Assistant Route Commander, 15 moved from Superintendent Route Commander to Chief Route Commander, while 73 Officers were promoted from the rank of Route Commander to Superintendent Route Commander.

According to him, Corps Marshall, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi also approved the promotion of 435 Officers to their next ranks, 765 Marshal Inspectors and 1676 Road Marshal Assistants to the next rank.

In addition, 214 Officers were elevated from the rank of Deputy Route Commander to Route Commander, and 100 Assistant Route Commanders advanced to Deputy Route Commander.

The Board Chairman, Mallam Bukhari Bello expressed utmost satisfaction with the level of transparency that heralded the entire process and urged the promoted Officers to show more commitment and rededicate themselves to achieving the Corporate mission of the Corps, which is to eradicate road traffic crashes and create a safer motoring environment in the country.

He stated that the promotion exercise is part of the Commission’s drive towards rewarding excellence, and hard work which is concomitant with the administrative philosophy of the present leadership of the Corps.

The Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi noted that every promotion comes with greater responsibilities, while charging them to put in their best in the course of their duties as their new ranks call for more focus and dedication.

Oyeyemi admonished those who were not fortunate in this promotion year to keep hope alive for the best as opportunities still abound for promotion in the future.

Speaking further, the Corps Marshal promised to improve the general welfare of the personnel of the Corps to the satisfaction of all, while beckoning on all personnel to be of good cheer and put in greater efforts towards the realisation of the Corporate mandate of the Corps.

The Corps Public Education Officer disclosed that the promotion exercise began with medical examination, physical fitness test, computer based examination, and oral interview and all processes were done in strict adherence to all COVID-19 protocols.

According to the Corps Public Education Officer, the Corps Marshal immediately directed that decorations of the newly promoted officers should be done in strict compliance with Presidential directives and NCDC guidelines on physical distancing and other preventive measures against the dreaded coronavirus disease.

Sani Suleiman Rigachukun