The Federal Road Safety Commission has elevated 607 officers to between the ranks of Deputy Chief Marshals and Road Marshal Assistant II as a follow up to the recent promotion exercise.
A statement on Thursday in Abuja by the commission’s Head of Media Relations and Strategy, Bisi Kazeem, said the promotion was a follow up to the recent one involving 442 officers on Inspector cadre.
“The management has promoted additional 607 Road Marshals to their next ranks in the service,” Mr. Kazeem said.
“Four hundred and thirty one (431) Deputy Chief Road Marshals Assistants were promoted to Chief Road Marshal Assistants while 105 Senior Road Marshal Assistants were promoted to Deputy Chief Road Marshal Assistants.
“Similarly, 60 Road Marshal Assistant I have now been promoted to the rank of Senior Road Marshal Assistant while 11 officers on the rank of Road Marshal Assistant II were elevated to Road Marshal Assistant,’’ the statement said.
It quoted the Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, as urging the marshals and other recently promoted personnel to handle the responsibilities that come with their new ranks effectively.
The statement also charged every personnel of the commission to key into the vision of the corps marshal, adding that this was to reduce road crashes in the country to zero per cent.
The statement also said Mr. Oyeyemi on Thursday embarked on another aerial surveillance on the Enugu-Onitsha corridor to ensure hitch-free movement during the New Year celebration.
The corps marshal, according to the statement, called on road users to be law abiding on the roads.
Mr. Oyeyemi had flagged off the 2015 aerial surveillance on December 24 in Abuja, covering Abuja-Lokoja and Okene-Ibilo axis.