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FRSC Corps Marshal Tasks Intelligence Officers On National Security

Posted: Jun 21, 2016 at 6:20 am   /   by   /   comments (1)

Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi, Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), has charged intelligence operatives of the corps to rise up to the task of ensuring national security through diligent intelligence gathering, processing, sharing and application.

Mr. Oyeyemi gave the charge on Monday while declaring open a three-day capacity building conference for intelligence officers of the corps at the FRSC Academy in Udi, Enugu State.

He stated that the capacity development programme was in furtherance of the management’s policy of improving the efficiency of the FRSC personnel for increased productivity and quality service delivery.

He noted that since the philosophy of the management was driven on the tripod of Consultation, Reward and Punishment (CRP), it behooves on it to ensure constant interaction with staff and stakeholders at all levels through training and retraining of personnel to prepare them adequately for the tasks they carry out.

“We believe that it is only when a staff has been properly trained and given exposure to the theoretical and practical knowledge of his job that a proper measurement of his level of productivity can be taken,” he stated.

The Corps Marshal further stated that as a knowledge-driven organisation, FRSC is committed to regularly updating the knowledge of its staff and improving on their understanding of the assignments they carry out.

This, he said, is to prepare them to make useful contributions to national development, and explains why the corps continues to organise training and retraining programmes for all categories of its personnel including management staff and commanding officers.

He pointed out that as part of the Corps’ initiatives under the World Bank training facility, patrol operatives had been trained at the California Highway Patrol Academy, USA, and in demonstration of the policy of improving the capacity of staff, the FRSC management in conjunction with the bank has developed a training module for all categories of FRSC personnel.

“This was followed by a capacity development programme organised for middle level officers at the FRSC Academy, Udi, last year,” he further stated.

The Corps Marshal disclosed that in underscoring the importance that management attached to capacity development of the staff, a 10-year funding plan was being worked out with the World Bank to provide funding for various capacity development programmes for all categories of the Corps’ personnel.

He noted that as part of the strategies to develop the faculty and capacity of the FRSC Academy, management has decided that henceforth, capacity building programmes would be held at the institution and training school at Jos.

Oyeyemi expressed satisfaction with the positive impacts the past capacity development programmes had made on the knowledge and productivity of the staff, saying that improvements were being noticed in staff productivity.

The Corps Marshal recalled that events of the past months as they related to the FRSC, including road traffic crashes, fatalities and insurgency, prompted the management to take some far-reaching decisions to address the challenges.

He noted that such proactive actions were yielding positive results.

The FRSC boss urged the intelligence operatives to remain vigilant on national security challenges and pay particular attention to the resources persons that had been carefully selected to deliver papers on the relevant subjects on intelligence gathering, processing, sharing and application at the conference.

The Corps Marshal charged the participants to make use of the opportunity provided by the conference to share constructive ideas, interact closely with one another and ask relevant questions that could add value to their assignments for maximum benefits from the gathering.

In her remarks, Professor Chicka Oguonu, Head of the Department of Public Administration and Local Government, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, who co-sponsored the programme, commended the FRSC management for its huge contributions to the growth and development of public administration in Nigeria through its training and retraining programmes for staff.

She noted that such capacity development programmes create opportunity of public discourse on issues of public administration and robust interaction between the officers, members of the public and the academia who share ideas and experiences that build understanding and enhance quality service delivery.

“The resource persons for the conference are made up of highly trained and specialised persons in academia and bureaucrats/experts in criminology and indulgency studies,” she stated.

The three-day capacity development programme for Intelligence Officers has as its theme, “Repositioning the Corps Intelligence Unit for Optimum Performance.”

Participants were drawn from Intelligence Officers from the FRSC 12 Zonal Command Headquarters and 36 states of the Federation, including the FCT, who would be lectured on various fields of criminology, intelligence and public administration by renowned professors, public administration practitioners and experts in the fields.

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