FRSC Postpones Promotion Exams Over Insecurity
By Adedapo Adesanya
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has indefinitely postponed its promotion examinations scheduled to commence on Monday following prevailing security challenges.
This is coming ahead of reported attacks on corps travelling from the Sokoto and Kebbi State Commands of the corps for a training programme at FRSC Academy, Udi, Enugu State.
The development caused panic among other officers of the corps, who were expected to travel to Jos from the South for their examinations.
A circular dated September 17 and signed by Deputy Corps Marshal, DCM Ojeme Ewrudjakpor, stated that the exercise has been postponed indefinitely, citing the prevailing insecurity.
The circular said: “In view of the prevailing security challenges facing the corps, in respect of some officers abducted on their way to the FRSC Academy in Udi, the management has postponed all promotional exams till further notice.
“Management is making frantic efforts along with other security agencies towards securing their release unharmed. All members of staff are enjoined to pray for their safe return. The current promotion courses will be reviewed as soon as the situation returns to normalcy.
“Arising from the above, staff earlier scheduled for arrival at the FRSC Academy Udi and FRSC Training School on Sunday 20th September are to remain in their commands.”
With this development, most corps expected to be promoted will have to remain in their current ranks. There have been appeals for the government to make the exams hold in their zones rather than elsewhere.