FRSC Decorates 31 Special Marshals in Unilag.
As part of efforts geared towards the creation and sustainability of a safe motoring environment in Nigeria, the Lagos Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has inaugurated a new body of Special Marshals at the University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba.
The Special Marshal unit accordingly, is saddled with the responsibility of administering road safety standards and other relevant measures aimed at ensuring orderliness in different parts of the country.
The UNILAG Council’s Chamber was, however, filled to capacity with the newly inductees clouded in White and Black outfit for the inauguration.
In a welcome address, the FRSC Lagos Sector Corps Commander Olusegun Ogungbemide, charged the inductees who have volunteered and are committed to be part of the commission’s drive to contribute meaningfully to societal safety of lives and property.
While formally welcoming the new inductees into the Special Marshal fold, Corps Commander Ogungbemide, stated that the place of education and enlightenment is very vital as it would go a long way to entrench basic minimal road safety standards in the country.
“We have a situation where commitment is meeting with passion, I have a privilege to welcome you to this auspicious moment where we have the induction of special Marshal Lagos State unit in Unilag” he said.
In a keynote address, the Corps Marshal, FRSC, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, urged the newly inaugurated Special Marshal unit to be good ambassador of the organisation and work towards achieving the goals and objectives of the corps while upholding the calling of the special marshal to educate citizens on the excesses on roads.
Dr. Oyeyemi, called for an establishment of Special Marshal Units and driver’s training institute in all the tertiary institutions in the country so as to enhance improved road safety culture among the generality of Nigerians.
“It would be a good development if we can have the special Marshal units in all the academic institutions and their driver’s proficiency centres, that means, they can retrain drivers once they have a driving school, that is drivers retraining programmes, that is what we need now”.
Mr. Olusegun Akintan, the State Coordinator of Special Marshals, urged the newly-inducted members to join hands in achieving the organisation’s goals and objectives.
“The advice for the special Marshal unit of Unilag today is to join the good works that we have been doing and to further it up with research and development inorder to take Lagos State Special Marshal to a greater height”.
No fewer than 31 Special Marshals including the Vice Chancellor of UNILAG, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe and some of the institution’s Professors were among the new inductees.
Highlights of the event was the taking of Oath of Office by the new inductees and decoration as Special Marshals.