The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has inducted 180 new special marshals in Imo.
The induction took place during the year 2023 FRSC special marshals sectoral workshop in Owerri on Friday.
Speaking at the event, FRSC corps marshal, Dauda Ali-Biu, commended the new special marshals for volunteering to fill the manpower gaps of the corps and expressed hope that the inductees would live up to the trust vested in them.
Speaking on the theme, “volunteerism in road safety management: limits and possibilities“, Mr Ali-Biu, represented by deputy corps marshal, Angela Agenge, urged the new special marshals to represent the corps in good light while abiding by the corps’ guidelines and rules of engagement.
Also speaking, the national coordinator of the FRSC special marshals, John Ugbebor, commended the Imo command of the corps for organising the event.
He advised the new inductees to take advantage of the workshop to enhance their relationship with regular marshals for greater synergy.
Also, the corps’ zonal commanding officer for Zone RS9, Ocheja Ameh, urged the new special marshals to give their best to the corps in the areas of public enlightenment, traffic control and management of order on the roads, among others.
Sector commander of the FRSC in Imo, Evaristus Ebeniro, said that the 180 new inductees were selected from 225 applicants, having passed the corps’ performance evaluation tests.
He advised the new special marshals to show dedication to duty while remaining obedient and compliant to the rules and regulations guiding their operations.
“I want you to know that you have voluntarily accepted to serve. I wish you success,” he said.
The state coordinator, FRSC special marshals in Imo, Happiness Ikechukwu-Osuigwe, thanked the corps for providing the enabling environment for the activities of special marshals in the state, and for the commitment to human capacity development.
She commended the special marshals for their patriotic efforts which resulted in the renovation and furnishing of a multi-purpose hall of the command and the donation of essential equipment such as a laser jet printer, computers, projectors, and a power-generating set.
The oath of allegiance was administered on the inductees by the sector’s legal officer, John Ezeoke, before they were each presented with certificates of eligibility as special marshals.
However, reports that the event was attended by officials of the FRSC from the national and zonal levels as well as by representatives of security agencies in Imo.