The Federal Road Safety Commission has approved the promotion of one Assistant Corps Marshal to the rank of Deputy Corps Marshal, nine Corps Commanders to the rank of Assistant Corps Marshal and 26 Deputy Corps Commanders to the rank of Corps Commander.
The approval came at the end of the meeting of the Commission on April 12, 2021, ratifying the resolution of the Establishment Committee of the FRSC on the promotion of Senior Officers, where the exercise was diligently deliberated upon.
The Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, who made the statement, revealed that the promotion takes effect from April 12, 2021.
He said ACM Victor Nwokolo was promoted as DCM to represent the South Eastern Zone of the country following the retirement of DCM Kenneth Nwaegbe.
Three other ACMs who were also promoted with the mandate to proceed on terminal leave with immediate effect are ACM Kehinde Adeleye, in charge of Policy, Research and Statistics Department at the national headquarters; ACM Godwin O. Ogagaoghene, Zonal Commanding Officer in charge of Benin Zonal Command; as well as ACM Edward A. Zamber, the Zonal Commanding Officer in charge of Yola Zonal Command.
In the same vein, Kazeem also gave the names of the nine Corps Commanders promoted to ACM as Corps Commander Kumapayi Ayodele, who is presently the Sector Commander, Anambra State; Corps Commander Wobin Gora, Sector Commander, FCT; Corps Commander Chidi Nkwonta, Sector Commander, Bayelsa State; Corps Commander Adetunji Adegoke, Deputy Corps Secretary at the National Headquarters (RSHQ) Abuja; and Corps Commander Godwin Omiko, Deputy Commandant, FRSC Command and Staff College, Enugu.
Others are Head, Policy Advisory Unit, under the Office of the Corps Marshal at the National Headquarters (RSHQ) Abuja, CC Emmanuel Nnanna Obot; CC Yerima Musa Ramalan in the Department of Policy, Research and Statistics at the national headquarters; CC Rindon Kunven in charge of the Corps Safety Engineering Office; and CC Sunday Iyamah in charge of the Corps Budget Office at the national headquarters.
Six other CCs were also promoted to ACM with the mandate to hand over to the most Senior Officer in their Department/Command and proceed for their statutory three months terminal leave with effect from April 12, 2021.
The six Officers are CC KC Alao, CC KO Akinusoye, CC OA Daniel, CC AA Hammed, CC SO Aborchi and CC SO Oke.
The newly promoted Corps Commanders are Deputy Corps Commander JO Asaolu of the Corps Budget Office, DCC Ann Odeleye in charge of National Road Safety Advisory Council, DCC Lasun Bamigbayan in charge of Quality Management System at the national headquarters and DCC PI Ugwu of FRSC Academy Udi, Enugu State.
Others include the head, FRSC Signage Gwagwalada, DCC Dapel, DCC UA Ibrahim, DCC AM Hassan, DCC PC Okoyeocha and 18 others.
The Commission’s Chairman, Bukhari Bello, expressed delight over the attitude of transparency and objectivity that heralded the whole 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.
Bello stated that the promotion exercise is part of the Commission’s drive towards rewarding excellence, diligence and hard work, which is in line with the administrative philosophy of the present leadership of the Corps.
Kazeem added that the Corps Marshal, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, equally congratulated the newly elevated Officers for their excellent performances during the exercise, noting that every promotion comes with greater responsibilities.
Oyeyemi charged them to put in their best in the course of their duties as the new rank calls for more focus, more dedication, commitment and passion.
He admonished those who were not fortunate this promotion year to keep faith alive and hope for the best as opportunities still abound for promotion in the future.