The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Boboye Oyeyemi, has said the corps is not carrying out a recruitment exercise and warned Nigerians about scammers claiming that such an exercise was ongoing.
Oyeyemi also warned officials of the corps against peddling such rumours, adding that if caught, they would be punished in accordance with the FRSC Disciplinary Codes.
A statement by the Head, Media Relations and Strategy, FRSC, Bisi Kazeem, quoted him as saying these on Monday, while addressing staff of the National Headquarters at the Corps Marshal’s weekly Parade.
“My attention was drawn to the rumour, and I want to put it directly to you, that FRSC is neither recruiting nor doing any form of replacement as people are insinuating outside,” he said.
Oyeyemi explained that fraudsters were spreading the recruitment rumour with the intent of duping suspecting members.
He assured the public that the FRSC would follow due process and ensure wide publicity whenever it is carrying out a recruitment exercise.
The FRSC corps marshal warned officials of the corps against indiscipline and criminality, disclosing that he was disturbed the reports that some officials of the corps were involved in crime and the peddling of rumours.
“I am disturbed by the activities of some staff members, who are fond of rushing to the media, especially radio, to spread lies that undermine the integrity of the FRSC,” he said.
“That must stop forthwith. I have made it clear before that I would never allow anything that goes against the interest of the staff, and I stand by that commitment.”
He thanked the Federal Government for its logistics provisions for the FRSC, noting that the 283 operational vehicles which President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated for the corps last month coupled with the ongoing construction of office accommodation in five states of the Federation demonstrated the President’s passion for road safety.
According to him, the corps is now better equipped for its task and will ensure that it carries out its responsibilities effectively.