The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Board has approved the dismissal of ten of its officers and award various degrees of punishment to eighteen others, including termination of appointment.
The Corps said the decision was part of its efforts to curb indiscipline as the affected officers had been found culpable for desertion, forgery, number plate racketeering, bribery, scandalous behaviour, drivers license racketeering, patrol misconduct, among others.
According to the Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, the approval which reaffirms the Corps’ resolve to align with the anti corruption policy of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration was granted during the meeting of the Board on Friday.
According to him, the sanctions consist of 8 Dismissals, 10 Termination of Appointments, 5 Reduction in Ranks and 5 Loss of Seniority.
While reemphasizing the need for personnel to desist from any act of indiscipline, the Board Chairman, Barrister Bukhari Bello, revealed that the disciplinary actions are 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, Dr 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.