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FRSC appoints two senior officers, promotes 1,116 others

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The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has approved the appointment of two Assistant Corps Marshals (ACM) to the rank of Deputy Corps Marshal (DCM).

The Corps Public Education Officer (CPEO) Bisi Kazeem announced this in a statement issued Thursday in Abuja.

Kazeem said the four Corps Commanders (CC) were promoted to the rank of Assistant Corps Marshal (ACM), and 39 Deputy Corps Commanders (DCC) to the rank of Corps Commander (CC).

He added that 64 Assistant Corps Commanders (ACC) were promoted to the rank of Deputy Corps Commanders (DCC) adding that 57 Chief Route Commanders were also promoted to Assistant Corps Commanders.

He also related that 132 Superintendent Route Commanders were promoted to Chief Route Commanders as well as 427 Route Commanders elevated to the rank of Superintendent Route Commander.

According to him, the Commission also approved the promotion of 317 Deputy Route Commanders to the rank of Assistant Route Commander as well as 76 Assistant Route Commanders (ARC) to the rank of Deputy Route Commander (DRC).

“Others who were elevated with the mandate to proceed on terminal leave are two Assistant Corps Marshals appointed to the rank of Deputy Corps Marshal.

“Three Corps Commanders also promoted to the rank of Assistant Corps Marshal; as well as seven Deputy Corps Commanders promoted to the rank of Corps Commander.

“And six Assistant Corps Commanders equally promoted to the rank of Deputy Corps Commander respectively,” he said.

Kazeem said the approval came at the end of the meeting of the Commission, ratifying the report of the Establishment Committee of the Commission on promotion of Officers, where the exercise was diligently deliberated upon.

He quoted the Board Chairman, Malam Bukhari Bello as expressing delight over the level 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.

This he said, include eradicating road traffic crashes and creating a safer motoring environment in the country.

Bello said that the promotion was part of the Commission’s drive towards rewarding excellence, diligence and hard work.

This he said was in line with the administrative philosophy of the present leadership of the Corps.

Kazeem also quoted the Corps Marshal, FRSC, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, as congratulating the newly elevated Officers for their excellent performances during the exercise, saying 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 called for more focus, more dedication, commitment and passion.

Oyeyemi promised to improve the general welfare of the personnel of the Corps to the satisfaction of all.

He called on all personnel to put in greater effort towards the realization of the corporate mandate of the Corps.

The promotion process began with medical examination, physical test exercises, computer based examination and oral interview.

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Corps member empowers ex-convicts in Ekiti, warns against stigmatisation

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A serving corps member in Ekiti State, Anuoluwa Elizabeth Balogun, has empowered ex-convicts in the state with tools in various skills, as her Personal Community Development Service (CDS) project in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

Balogun, whose passion was borne out as a result of the numerous psychological challenges ex-convicts faced when released from prison, such as stigmatisation, discrimination, isolation, and instability, embarked on the seamless project to make an impact in her immediate environment.

The ex-convicts were presented with the tools at the one-day sensitisation programme tagged “Sensitisation of the Public Against Stigmatisation of the Ex-Convicts,” in Ado-Ekiti, on Wednesday.

Balogun said that the project is to rehabilitate, reform and reintegrate the ex-convicts, while urging the Federal Government and other relevant stakeholders to map out programmes towards their proper reintegration into the society.

She added that during her pre-release counselling sessions with the ex-convicts, she discovered that the various offenses they committed were as a result of poverty and improper upbringing.

According to her, “This project is set to rehabilitate, reform, and reintegrate a sizeable number of ex-convicts in Ekiti State. It is a smaller version of the big institution I have in mind, which the Federal Government and the State Government should take up, being also ably supported by individuals in the society.

“During the one month pre-release counselling sessions with the inmates, with the professional services, I realised that most of the crimes committed was as a result of poverty, poor upbringing and a bad influence.

“It is on this note that I urge the government to have a well structured rehabilitation centre for them in the custodial centre, so that the psychology of the name is not just being changed but a lot being changed about them by getting them upskilled with also a lot of therapy sessions.”

On her part, the NYSC Ekiti State Coordinator, Mary Chikezie, lauded the efforts of Balogun noting that it is in tandem with the reasons behind the formation of the scheme.

Chikezie enjoined the public to assist corps members who are embarking in their personal CDS projects while urging them to desist from stigmatising ex-convicts.

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ECOWAS Youth Council appoints Osungbade youth ambassador

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The Youth Council of the Economic Community of West African States (EYC), has announced the appointment of Osungbade Akeem as its youth ambassador.

This was made known in a letter released recently by the president of EYC, Ambassador Seun Williams, and seen by Tribune Online.

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The letter stated, “This appointment is not unconnected to his laudable antecedents, hardwork and diligence in the area of service to humanity even in the face of oppression and intimidation.

“As a relentless crusader of promoting entrepreneurship for African youths, we are optimistic of his positive impacts in the region and organisation.”

Ambassador Osungbade Akeem, when reached for comments on his appointment, stated that, “Service to humanity is one that I’ve dedicated my life and this is just a call for more innovative actions that would create values among West African youths. I’m glad to accept this as a challenge.”

Akeem is the founder and CEO of Cyberxox, a remote website, application and logo designing agency. He is also the Head of Marketing of Cudium, a cross-border payment technology company.



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