By Cliffsimeon Akalonu
The Lagos State Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Corps Commander Olusegun Ogungbemide; has won the agency’s 2022 Best Sector Commander Award.
The award was presented to him by the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor during the Strategy Session, organized by the FRSC National Headquarters Abuja, as part of the activities marking the formal disengagement of Corps Marshal Oyeyemi from service.
Speaking at the ceremony which was attended by the Principal Officers of the FRSC led by the outgoing Corps Marshal, Zonal and Sector Commanders as well as some Unit Commanders and Marshals across the country, General Irabor applauded the Corps for remaining focused on its statutory responsibility of keeping the road safer and contributing immensely to the national security.
The Chief of Defence Staff further commended the Corps Marshal for initiating reform agenda that has stabilized the FRSC, saying that even after retirement, his service would continue to be sought in certain strategic areas.
He enjoined officers to remain loyal and sustain the robust legacies left behind by the outgoing Corps Marshal, especially in the areas of national security.
In his remarks, Corps Marshal Oyeyemi commended all the personnel for supporting him during his years in service, stressing that he would continue to remember them in his prayers even outside the service. He thanked the President for the opportunity to serve and promised to continue to contribute his own quota toward national development.
Responding, Commander Ogungbemide said, the award restated his commitment to excellence, saying that the award is dedicated to all Officers and Marshals of Lagos State Sector Command, who continue to give out their best every day in promoting best practices in road safety management.
He thanked the FRSC Management and the Corps Marshal for the recognition, stating that he would continue to push for a sustainable improvement in road safety management and service delivery in Lagos state.
Recall that the FRSC Merit Award was instituted by the outgoing Corps Marshal of the FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi, as part of the policy of rewarding excellence in line with the policies of Consultation, Reward, and Punishment (CRP).