Osondu Ohaeri, an Assistant Corps Commander (ACM), and a ranking member of the Governing Council of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), has bagged a meritorious award as the most outstanding Unit Commander in the entire corps nationwide.

He was given the award last week by retiring Corps Marshal, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, during the Corps Marshal’s Strategic Session of the agency’s high command which officers who excelled in various areas were honored.

With Dr. Oyeyemi tenure as the Corps Marshal of the FRSC officially ending yesterday (Sunday, July 24), a ceremonial pull-out parade is expected to be held in Abuja today to celebrate his retirement from the corps he has been part of since its inception in 1988.

At the Corps Marshal’s Strategic Session of the FRSC high Command, awards were presented in various categories to the deserving staff of the corps, cutting across the departments and corps offices.

The awards were presented by the FRSC Board Chairman and the retiring Corps Marshal during the session organized to take stock of the corps’ performance in the last quarter and chart the way forward for improved service delivery on the nation’s highways.

Ohaeri, who is presently the Unit Commander of the Lugbe Unit Command of the FRSC, was honored in recognition of his outstanding performance in the area of routine patrols, rescue services, traffic control, and prompt response to traffic-related matters along the Lugbe Airport road.

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The Assistant Corps Marshal is saddled with the responsibility of manning the critical Lugbe Airport road, which is known for its high density of human and vehicular traffic stretching from the City Gate to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.

Prior to Ohaeri present appointment, the Unit Commander has served the corps in various capacities such as Media Officer at the National headquarters in Abuja, Unit Head of Operations at Keffi and Bida in Nasarawa and Niger states respectively, Head, Special Duties and External Relations and ACC Operations at Kaduna Sector Command.

The Corps Marshal charged the recipients to see the award as an indication of their hard work and contribution towards achieving the Corps’ Strategic Goals on road crash reduction and calls for more efforts towards realizing the collective goals of making Nigerian roads safer.

The award-winning Unit Commander described the honor as the outcome of teamwork among the staff of the Lugbe Unit Command, logistic support from the FRSC management, and other positive variables.

Aside from the National Headquarters in Abuja, the FRSC operates a 12 zonal command structure, 37 sector commands, including the FCT, and 209 unit commands formations across the country.

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