UMUAHIA – The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Saturday warned its personnel against indulging in acts of corruption and indiscipline.
The Zonal Commanding Officer (ZCO), FRSC RS 9 Headquarters, Enugu, Mr Kehinde Adeleye, issued the warning in Umuahia during his maiden visit to Abia state.
Adeleye replaced Assistant Corps Marshal Chike Nwaka, who retired in December, 2013.
“FRSC is not an organisation that condones corruption or indiscipline in any form because we have our laid down rules and regulations, and any official that falls short of these rules would be brought to book.
“Gone were the days when we had band-wagon promotion in FRSC, just because you came in with a group therefore you must be promoted with the group.
“Anybody who falls short of the rule will pay dearly for it because we are not only our watchdogs, the media and the members of the public are equally watching.
“We encourage the public to report any misconduct by FRSC officials to higher authority,’’ he said.
Adeleye said that the corps evolved workable method that addressed the gridlock at the River Niger head bridge Onitsha and Ninth Mile Corner, Enugu.
He added that the system would be improved upon to check gridlock in South/East, especially during festivities.
The ZCO called on the government and people of Enugu, Ebonyi, Abia and Imo states, under his jurisdiction, to support the corps in the provision of vehicles and other logistics.
He said that it was wrong for the people to think that it was the sole responsibility of the Federal Government to carter for the operational needs of FRSC.
“A situation whereby we have a command with only one functional patrol vehicle to cover more than six routes in a location with high vehicle statistics is wrong because things will not work out.
“I am appealing to various stakeholders, especially state governments, to come to our assistance.
“A situation where people feel that FRSC operation should be left for FRSC or federal government alone is in the past,’’ he added.
He said that with improved logistics and more conducive working environment, the FRSC could do a lot better. (NAN)