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The Promotion Racketeering About Us Is False – FRSC

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The Federal Road Safety Corps has come out to clarify a report alleging promotion racketeering in the organisation.

FRSC recently had its say via a statement, and Nigerians have been reacting.

According to the Corps Public Education Officer, Mr Bisi Kazeem, the story being circulated is false and untrue, and it was only forged to mischaracterise the FRSC.

FRSC added that the only criteria for promotion to the next rank in FRSC is that the candidate must have satisfied the requirement of three or four years waiting period as applicable on rank.

His words, “Having gone through the content of the publication, it has become necessary to clarify the disinformation and falsehood in the story, which regrettably mischaracterised the FRSC.”

“The criteria for promotion to the next rank in FRSC is that the candidate must have satisfied the requirement of three or four years waiting period as applicable on rank.”

“This provision excludes officers transiting from Assistant Corps Marshal to Deputy Corps Marshal (ACM to DCM) which is based on availability of vacancies in any of the six geo-political zones of the federation.”

“It is noteworthy to realise that the corps has six DCMs only, each representing the six geo-political zones. This means that apart from ACM to DCM, others must observe a statutory waiting period.”

“The officer can only be qualified for promotion after the required period is met and the officer must be free of any disciplinary case(s).”

“Stating the above criteria has become utterly important to register the transparent and objective nature of FRSC promotion exercise to the minds of the public.”

“This is so because none of the senior officers from those states has completed the mandatory and statutory waiting period.”

“Having said that, it is important to also state, for the sake of clarity, that the states that were alleged to have been favoured which included Imo, Edo, Enugu, Oyo and Ebonyi all have candidates.”

“And they all met the necessary requirements for the promotion before they were considered for the promotion exercise.”

“So, the deficit we have had since 1999 is that we have not really had political parties that have policies cast in stone or what they intend to do with the oil and gas. What we have at the moment is more ad hoc.”

“Now, they have the PIA and they are asking that it should be delayed for implementation. What that would do is it would affect investors’ confidence. Those who want to invest in the downstream sector would also back off.”

“This policy flip-flop makes it difficult for businesses and investors. So, we are in a catch-22 situation. Whether we remove or not, there must be critical thinking.”

“The governors cannot talk like ordinary men on the street. The governors have a right to know what is happening in the NNPC and they can use the various instruments of law to make the NNPC bring its accounts for them to see. The governors didn’t tell us this three or four months ago. We are hearing this now because the payment of subsidy will be maintained.”

“I think they are looking for an institution to take the blame. The NNPC is not perfect but it is the only one importing petroleum products. We should also ask why the private sector is not bringing in petroleum products. If there is a level-playing field where other people can bring in petroleum, then you can hold the NNPC accountable. The governors need to go beyond talking to acting. It is one thing to say certain things in public and another thing to actually do the work.”


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