By Angeline Mgbele, Correspondent Abuja
As part of organised effort to rid road safety regulator in Nigeria, the Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC) of indiscipline and corrupt elements, the Board, has granted approval for the award of various degrees of punishment to 28 officers of the Corps in accordance with the provisions of the FRSC Regulation on Discipline. The officers had been found culpable for desertion, forgery, number plate racketeering, bribery, scandalous behaviour, drivers license racketeering, patrol misconduct, among others.
According to the Corps Public Education Officer, ACM Bisi Kazeem, the approval which reaffirm ed the Corps’ resolve to align with the anti corruption policy of the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration was granted during the meeting of the Board on Friday, 4th September, 2020.
According to him, the sanctions consisted of 8 Dismissals, 10 Termination of Appointments, 5 Reduction in Ranks and 5 Loss of Seniority.
While reemphasizing the need for personnel to desist from any act of indiscipline, the Board Chairman, Barrister Bukhari Bello revealed that the disciplinary actions were to serve as deterrent to others who might form the habit of contravening established regulations and tarnishing the good image of the Corps.
In the same vein, the Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi re-stated that his administration would continue to operate on the tripod of Consultation, Reward and Punishment as he called on staff to internalize the ideals of the founding fathers whose drive and commitment were geared towards saving lives.
It will be recalled that since the inception of the leadership of Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, as the Corps Marshal, the Federal Road Safety Corps has ensured the entrenchment of discipline among its personnel with continuous clamp down on corrupt elements while a reasonable number of staff have received different punishments for misconducts and in the same vein, many staff have been commended and appreciated for disciplined and exemplary conducts.