The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ondo State, Mr Ezekiel SonAllah on decorated officers and marshals’ in Akure, the state capital.
Speaking during the event, Mr SonAllah disclosed that all officers in the command who wrote the promotion examination passed and were promoted.
He ascribed the success of the officers to their excellent performances in the discharge of their duties and dedication to the tenets of the formation.
On the promotion list, four Assistant Corps Commanders were promoted to Deputy Corps Commanders, one Chief Route Commander is now Assistant Corps Commander and six Superintendent Route Commanders are now Chief Route Commanders.
Others are six Route Commanders who advanced to Superintendent Route Commanders, five Deputy Route Commanders who were also promoted to Route Commanders, and five Assistant Route Commanders who are now Deputy Route Commanders.
Also on the promotion list, 15 junior officers, including eight Marshal Inspectors and seven Road Marshal Assistants, were promoted.
The Sector Commander, who appreciated the Corps Marshal for effecting the promotions, said: “I am appealing to the newly promoted officers and marshals to be conscious that the reward for hard work is more work and to whom much is given, much is expected.
“I am expecting that the new ranks should spur you on to greater productivity.”
Speaking on behalf of all promoted officers, Mr Emmanuel Eje, who was promoted from Assistant Corps Commander to Deputy Corps Commander, said: “This promotion is a welcome development and it came at a time everybody had lost hope because, over time, we had been told that there was no vacancy.
”But the new Corps Marshal has done it and the elusive vacancy has been found. With this new rank, it will give me more energy to redouble my commitment and become more dedicated to the corps.”
However, the Olowo of Owo, Oba Ajibade Ogunoye, who was a special guest at the occasion, said: “The job of FRSC is important to Nigeria because, over time, before the establishment of the corps, Nigerians have experienced a lot of carnage on our roads.
“But FRSC has been able to reduce the carnage drastically. So, it has become imperative for the corps to continue to protect lives and properties of Nigerians on the highways.