By Myke Uzendu, Abuja
In line with the provisions of the FRSC Regulation on Discipline, the Board of Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) chaired by Barrister Bukhari Bello has approved the dismissal of eight officers, termination of the appointment of 10 and recommended various degrees of punishment to 10 officers
The board granted the approval at its meeting of Friday, 4th September, 2020. The board chairman said the approval was to weed the corps of corrupt officers, maintain sanity and discipline among the officers as well as serve as deterrent to officers planning to contravene established regulations.
In a statement by the Corps head of Public Education Officer Bisi Kazeem on Friday, the officers were found culpable for desertion, forgery, number plate racketeering, bribery, scandalous behaviour, drivers license racketeering, patrol misconduct, among others.
He said that the punishments reaffirms the Corps’ resolve to align with the anti corruption policy of the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration.
According to him, the sanctions consist of 8 dismissals, 10 termination of appointments, 5 reduction in ranks and 5 loss of seniority.
The Board Chairman, according to the statement revealed that the disciplinary actions were to serve as deterrent to those planning contravening of established regulations and tarnishing the good image of the Corps.
The statement noted that The Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi re-stated that his administration will continue to operate on the tripod of Consultation, Reward and Punishment and called on officers to internalize the ideals of the founding fathers whose drive and commitment were geared towards saving lives.
Kazeem recalled that since the inception of the leadership of Boboye Oyeyemi, as the Corps Marshal, the Federal Road Safety Corps has ensured the entrenchment of discipline among its personnel with continuous clamp down on corrupt elements. He reported that reasonable number of officers have received different punishments for misconducts while many others have been commended and appreciated for disciplined and exemplary conducts.