A total of 72 officers of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Anambra State Command have been promoted with new ranks.
Forty-five of the officers were on Tuesday decorated at the command’s headquarters in Awka, the state capital.
Speaking during the ceremony, Sector Commander, Adeoye Irelewuyi said it was the first time in the history of the command to have such large number of officers being promoted.
He charged the officers to take the elevation as a call to greater responsibility, test of leadership and managerial capacity to actualise FRSC’s 2023 strategic goals.
He said, “Promotion is a mark of progress and reward for hard work and diligence which calls for celebration.
“The commission considered the promotion of 72 officers to their next ranks in Anambra, where Six officers were promoted to Deputy Corps Commanders and one officer promoted to Assistant Corps Commander.
“A total of 11 officers were promoted to Chief Route Commanders, 22 promoted to Superintendent Route Commanders, 18 promoted to Route Commanders and 14 promoted to Deputy Route Commanders.
“Only 45 will be decorated today as the remaining have been decorated in various component commands. I congratulate you all as you assume higher responsibilities.”
Commissioner of Police, Echeng Echeng represented by Peter Ozigi, Deputy Commissioner of Police, urged the newly promoted officers to be security conscious, committed and prayerful.
Also speaking, Director of the Department of State Services, Mr Enoch Pawa charged them to work harder as higher ranks comes with higher responsibilities.
One of the promoted officers, Joseh Makamre, expressed appreciation to the corps for finding them worthy, saying the elevation would spur them to put more effort toward the actualisation of the corps mandate.