Gov. Peter Mbah of Enugu State has lauded President Bola Tinubu for ensuring safety and stability in all road within the country before now bedeviled by criminal activities.
Mbah, who was represented by the state Commissioner for Transport, Mr Obi Ozo, said this at the Passing-Out Parade of the 2023 Cadet Officers Basic Course at Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Academy, Udi on Friday.
The governor, who was the Reviewing Officer of the Cadet parade, passed out 264 cadet officers after six months of intensive course that included: drills, class work, moral instruction and daily physical fitness trek.
Mbah said that most people entertain some form of apprehension on safety of lives and property in recent time due to security breaches in parts of the state and the country in general.
He said: “I am happy to note that perhaps not for his (President Tinubu) intervention; the atmosphere of this event may not have been created.
“The President’s Matching Order probably halted the negative incident from drifting and interfering with activities at this end. We are grateful”.
Mbah noted that in demonstrating the level of seriousness the current administration attached to the road transportation sector, road reconstruction and repairs had since commenced within the state.
The governor said: “We are looking at further avenues of partnership with the Corps in order to deepen impact.
“As has been the case, government is confident such collaboration would enhance growth in security and other relevant sectors as most activities and occurrences have a road component to them.”
For the cadets, Mbah appreciated them for completing the course, while urging them to ensure they “do not constitute to be hazard on the road but ensure professional conduct on the roads and other duty post.
Earlier, the Commandant of the Academy, FRSC Assistant Corps Marshal, Mr Anthony Oko, commended the FRSC Corps Marshal, Mr Dauda Biu and FRSC management for funding and supporting the training of the cadet as well as kitting them.
“I will charge you to be good ambassadors of this academy and FRSC, even as you are well-prepared to face the rigours of the task ahead,” he said.
In another brief ceremony, the FRSC Corps Marshal, Mr Dauda Biu, represented by Deputy Corps Marshal, Mr Peter Osawe, officially declared the cadets commissioned officers of the FRSC; even as he directed for an oath of allegiance to be administered on them.
Biu also decorated the cadet officers with their new first ranks of Assistant Route Commander (ARC) and issued them with certificates. (Flowerbudnews)