Corps marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Boboye Oyeyemi has bowed out of service after spending 34 years in service. He retired after serving two-term as corps marshal.
Oyeyemi, who is one of the seven founding members of the corps, said: “it has been eight years of amazing successes, challenges and above all, significant experiences.
“I have had an amazing team, outstanding individuals who shared in the bigger vision for our esteemed organization.”
Speaking on his experience as an officer of the FRSC, the retired corps marshal said, “I grew up as a career officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps who had been in work situations where I built up unique experiences. I will share two of such.
“I had the opportunity to work and learn under different leaderships of the Federal Road Safety Corps who did important and fascinating work, which I might otherwise never have experienced. I enjoyed talking about what they did as leaders, and have often been inspired by the creativity and innovation they have brought to the Corps.”
These initiatives and zeal span every section of the Corps, within and beyond our mainstay areas of mandate and public interest.
“My collaboration with teams of talented, loyal, and resolute officers who served and are still serving the Corps and the public can never be taken for granted.
“No leader does anything alone. It is a formidable team of selfless and dutiful officers across all ranks that have contributed to the truly transformative achievements of over 34 years of existence of the Corps.”
On his achievements, he said his team recorded successful projects and initiatives. He said the corps ensured the continuity of the projects and initiatives started by earlier administrations.
He highlighted the projects to include building of 15 permanent offices for the sector commands; upgrading of our training institutions; sustaining the ISO certification; good working relationships with international organizations and stakeholders; sustaining the Corps as Nigeria’s lead agency on Road Traffic Administration and Safety Management at the continental level and global collaboration.
“Sustained our involvement with the West African Road Safety Organization (WARSO). The Corps will continue to support other countries to achieve their set goals.
“We added other laudable activities and projects cutting across all FRSC formations and processes.
“Capacity building of personnel is another area we prioritized during our tenure. We have trained our personnel in different fields of endeavor; establishing the first ever FRSC Command and Staff College (FCSC) for the training of middle-level personnel on leadership and professionalism on Road Safety
“We graduated the first sets of both Senior (SC1) and Junior (JC1) courses as a monumental, multi-year undertaking that had input from a wide variety of stakeholders within and outside the corps,” he said.