The Federal Road Safety Commission has approved the appointment of two Assistant Corps Marshals to the rank of Deputy Corps Marshal.
The development was contained in a statement by the spokesman of the Corps, Assistant Corps Marshal Bisi Kazeem.
In the statement on Thursday, Kazeem also announced the promotion of 3,628 other officers to their next ranks.
The promotions came from the just concluded 2022 promotion exercise.
The newly appointed Deputy Corps Marshals who are to proceed on terminal leave with immediate effect are Assistant Corps Marshal Kayode Olagunju (PhD), who is presently the Commandant, Federal Road Safety Corps Academy, Udi, Enugu State; and Assistant Corps Marshal Peter Kibo, the Zonal Commanding Officer in charge of RS2HQ Zonal Command, Lagos.
Out of the 3,628 other Officers promoted, 84 Deputy Corps Commanders were elevated to the rank of Corps Commander; 211 Assistant Corps Commanders to the rank of Deputy Corps Commander; 52 Chief Route Commanders to the rank of Assistant Corps Commander; and 716 Superintendent Route Commanders to the rank of Route Commander.
In the same promotion exercise, 1,092 Route Commanders were elevated to the rank of Superintendent Route Commander; 691 Deputy Route Commanders got the the rank of Route Commander; as 782 Assistant Route Commanders will now be decorated with the new rank of Deputy Route Commander.
Kazeem said the approval came at the end of the meeting of the Commission ratifying the resolution of the Establishment Committee of the FRSC on promotion of Officers, where the exercise was diligently deliberated upon.
The Board Chairman, Mallam Bukhari Bello, expressed delight over the height of transparency and objectivity that heralded the whole process.
Bello 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, diligence and hard work which is in line with the administrative philosophy of the present leadership of the Corps.
In the same vein, the Corps Marshal, Dauda Ali Biu, equally congratulated the newly elevated Officers for their excellent performances during the exercise, noting that every promotion comes with greater responsibilities.
Biu charged them to put in their best in the course of their duties as the new ranks call for more focus, more dedication, commitment and passion.
The Corps Marshal promised to improve the general welfare of the personnel of the Corps to the satisfaction of all.
As such, he beckoned on all personnel to be of good cheer and put in great efforts towards the realisation of the corporate mandate of the Corps.