Federal Road Safety Corps clarifies media report alleging promotion racketeering.

Written by on January 30, 2022

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has clarified a media report alleging promotion racketeering in the organisation. The Corps Public Education Officer (CPEO), Mr Bisi Kazeem, made the clarification in a statement he issued on Saturday in Abuja.

Kazeem said that FRSC was guided by the principle that the purpose of promotion was for the advancement or uplifting of deserving officers who have met the necessary statutory requirements.

According to him, this is defined by a combination of extant regulatory documents such as the Public Service Rules, FRSC Conditions of Service, FRSC Scheme of Service and the FRSC Promotion Policy as approved by the Commission.

Kazeem said that contrary to the author’s claim all promotions in the corps were based on merit, observance of Federal Character Principle and availability of vacancies as approved by the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation on a yearly basis.

The spokesman explained that the five states, Rivers, Bayelsa, Nasarawa, Yobe, and Sokoto that were alleged to have been sidelined did not have a single personnel that was eligible to participate in the promotion exercise as at the time the promotion list was compiled.

Anthony Samuel

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