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Incidence of bribery among operatives, stain on collective integrity – FRSC

…Warns against overzealousness, incivility towards general public


The rising incidence of bribery among operatives has been described as a stain on operatives’ collective integrity.


The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Dauda Biu, made this known at the first quarter Corps Marshal strategy session with commanding officers in Abuja on Wednesday.

Urging the staff to avoid tarnishing the image of the corps, Biu warned staff against getting involved in corrupt practices, adding that corruption has no place “within our ranks, and we must take decisive action to root out this scourge from our organization”.

The Corps Marshal noted that corrupt practices must be dealt with, adding that any form of corruption would be met with severe consequences.

He warned, “I must address the observed instances of indiscipline among some of our FRSC operatives. It is unacceptable for any member of our corps to engage in misconduct or display untoward behaviour that tarnishes the reputation of our organization.

“We must hold ourselves to the highest standards of professionalism working with globally acceptable ethics within the rule of law and integrity at all times.

“Moreover, the rising incidence of bribery among operatives is a stain on our collective integrity. Corruption has no place within our ranks, and we must take decisive action to root out this scourge from our organization. Let me be clear, any form of corruption will be met with swift and severe consequences.”

The Corps Marshal also urged officers to relate with motorists on the grounds of demands for professionalism.

“Furthermore, we must address the perception of overzealousness and incivility towards members of the general public.

“Our interactions with motorists and pedestrians should be characterised by professionalism and respect which should be seen around the purpose of humanity and empathy.

“Building trust and fostering positive relationships with the communities we serve is essential to our success,” he noted.

Biu, who commended the officers for their dedication in 2023, urged them to brace up in 2024.

“Let me commend each one of you for your dedication and hard work throughout the past year.

“The statistics speak for themselves: a commendable decrease in the total number of people involved in road crashes by 8.3 per cent, a significant reduction in the number of fatalities by 22 per cent, and a noteworthy decline in the number of injuries by 10.2 per cent and the number of persons rescued without injuries increasing by 8.4 per cent.

“These achievements are a testament to our collective efforts and the effectiveness of our operational strategies thus far. However, despite these positive developments, we cannot afford to rest on our laurels,” the Corps Marshal said.

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