The Chairman, Board of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mallam Bukhari Bello, has pledged the board’s commitment to support all efforts towards the upgrading of the FRSC Academy, Udi, Enugu State to a degree-awarding institution.
Bello said this on Thursday in Udi, near Enugu when the Board members were led on inspection of facilities at the academy by the Corps Marshal of the FRSC, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi.
He said the Board members were “so impressed and excited” with the level of infrastructure development at the academy.
According to him: “We are still amazed with the level of prudent management of financial resources to set up the infrastructure in this academy within a short space of time.
“From what we have inspected and seen ourselves, we are highly impressed with the level of financial prudence imbibed by the FRSC management led by the Corps Marshal, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi.
“We as Board members have decided to give our full support for the plan to turn this academy into a fully fledged degree-awarding institution on transport and road safety related matters.
“The challenges raised are supposed to be surmounted and we are going to join hands with the current forward looking management of the FRSC to surmount them all.”
Also speaking, Oyeyemi said the management had been very meticulous and prudent in its spending and “ensuring that every kobo goes into something tangible and purposeful”.
The Corps Marshal appreciated the Federal Government for its continuous support to the corps and state governments that had supported the corps futuristic programmes and expansions.
He said: “FRSC, today, is not having any abandoned project anywhere in the country notwithstanding that we recently set-up 16 command offices around the country.
“We have been going about our projects and infrastructure development in the academy and our other establishments with prudence and judicious use of funds.
“The judicious use of funds and achieving of results had made us win at lot of goodwill and collaboration with various state governments in the country and even international bodies.”
During the tour of the academy complex, the Board members inspected a functional water works, medical centre, a 500-seat cafeteria, academy library and a 450-student capacity hostel.
Others included a fully air conditioned 500-capacity auditorium, a 500-capacity multi-purpose hall, driving simulation centre, 150-computer capacity ICT centre and two generating sets – 300KVA and 273KVA.
The event also featured presentations on the academy by its Commandant, Assistant Corps Marshal Clement Oladele; and another presentation on the FRSC Command and Staff College by its Commandant, Assistant Corps Marshal Charles Akpabio.