Further to its consolidation process, the Federal Road Safety Corps has appointed Corps Commander Stella Uchegbu as the new Corps Public Education Officer to replace Assistant Corps Marshal Jonas Agwu who is now Zonal Commanding Officer in charge of Zone RS7 Abuja at Gwagwalada.
Until her new assignment, Stella Uchegbu, who is a seasoned and thoroughbred officer, was the Nodal Officer at the FRSC SERVICOM Unit at the Abuja national headquarters, during which the Corps received commendable ratings for consistent compliance with SERVICOM principles.
The new spokesman who hails from Abia state, is stepping into a familiar terrain, having distinguished herself as the Corps’ spokesperson between 1990 and 1995 as Zonal Head of Public Enlightenment in the then Zone RS5HQ Aba and later as the Imo State Sector Head of Public Enlightenment Department. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Language Arts from the University of Ibadan in 1985 and a Masters degree in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
At the FCT Sector Command, she was the Head of Motor Vehicle Administration, and was later redeployed as the Sector Head of Administration and Finance, in 2001.
By 2008 and 2013, she moved to the National headquarters, RSHQ, where she worked in various capacities, as the Head of Sports, Head of Unit, Driving School Standardization Program, Head of Unit, Corporate Organizations, Special Marshal and Partnership Department.
In her first meeting with staff of the Corps Public Education Office, Ms. Uchegbu expressed serious concern over the prevailing dominance of speed limit violation among road users in comparison with other causes of road crashes and reminded her colleagues of the need to raise the bar on the Corps’ sustained efforts to reverse the trend, adding that the FRSC is fine-tuning modalities with the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) to commence a nationwide enforcement of the speed limiting devices on vehicles plying the nation’s highways.
Speaking further, Corps Commander Stella Uchegbu noted that “it is an attitudinal issue as the federal government’s drive towards motorable roads has witnessed rehabilitation of major corridors of the highways. Unfortunately, people tend to disregard traffic laws bordering on speed limits and accelerate beyond recommended speed thus resulting to avoidable road crashes. If you notice, FCT ranks high among other states in terms of road network and traffic engineering and still maintains the highest on road crashes thus linking this trend to the attitude of motorists even in the face of numerous strategies put in place by the Corps to engender sound road culture in the FCT”
ACC. Joyce Alexander
Head, Programmes and Publications
Corps Public Education Office