By Dipo Olowookere
Eight officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) have been dismissed for various offences including number plate racketeering, bribery, forgery, driver’s license racketeering, patrol misconduct, amongst others.
The dismissal of the affected employees was approved by the board of the road safety agency at its meeting held on Friday, September 4, 2020. They were among the 28 personnel punished by the board for indiscipline and corruption.
The Corps Public Education Officer, Mr Bisi Kazeem, said in a statement that the action of the board was in accordance with the provisions of the FRSC Regulation on Discipline.
He said apart from the eight officials dismissed from the service, 10 personnel had their appointments terminated by the board, while five suffered reduction in ranks and another five lost their seniority.
While reemphasising the need for personnel to desist from any act of indiscipline, chairman of the board, Mr Bukhari Bello, revealed that the disciplinary actions were to serve as deterrent to others who may form the habit of contravening established regulations and tarnishing the good image of the corps.
In the same vein, the Corps Marshal, Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, re-stated that his administration will 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 Mr Oyeyemi, as the Corps Marshal, the FRSC 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.
This, according to the road agency, is in line with the anti-corruption policy of the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration.
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