The Corps Marshal and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Mr. Osita Benjamin Chidoka, has said the commission would soon be in Monrovia, the Liberian capital, to help in the setting up of a road safety agency in the country. Chidoka who stated this in Gombe Tuesday while addressing officers of the commission during an official visit assured Nigerians that FRSC was certain to achieve world road safety standard in the country by 2020.
According to him, FRSC has attracted international recognition by the World Bank due to the positive effects it has had on the Nigerian society.
He said the commission which was improving its activities by the day had grown from 12, 000 officers and men to over 20, 000 in the last five years adding that staff discipline, welfare and motivation have considerably improved in the agency. The corps marshal also assured the men and officers on genuine promotions warning that no officer in the commission should be deceived that promotions are now done through godfatherism, and said the process was now highly documented and intended to test the abilities of officers.
"Godfatherism is no more condoned in the commission as all officers and men must vigorously work hard and pass their promotional examinations before gaining promotions, which is intended to reward hardworking officers," Chidoka stated.
He called on the men and officers of the Gombe State Sector Command to device local methods that would suit their operations in the environment just as he also called on them to take a cue from their Jigawa State counterparts who have successfully outlawed overloading of passengers in cars.