Covenant University Promises to Maintain Collaboration with FRSC
The Management of Covenant University has assured the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) that the University will continue to collaborate with the agency in its task of ensuring safety of lives and orderliness on Nigerian roads.
The Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, Professor AAA. Atayero, gave this assurance on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, when the Ota Unit Commander of the FRSC, Assistant Corps Commander (ACC) K.J Oguntoyinbo, paid him a courtesy visit in his office.
Speaking on what he referred to as a familiarization visit, ACC. Oguntoyinbo thanked the University for the backing given to the FRSC, stressing that the agency needs the support of organisations and people as it cannot do the job alone.
He highlighted the functions of the FRSC as preventing accidents on the highway; clearing obstructions on any part of the highways; cooperating with bodies or agencies or groups in road safety activities or in prevention of accidents on the highways; making regulations in pursuance of any of the functions assigned to the Corps; and public enlightenment on road safety tips.
While thanking the University for its kind gestures, the Ota Unit Commander requested for more support, which included vehicles to enable the Corps extend its areas of coverage, and academic scholarship for children of FRSC staff.
ACC. Oguntoyinbo, on behalf of the FRSC Corps Marshall, Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi, announced the conferment of the title of Honourary Special Marshal on the Vice-Chancellor, and also presented him with copies of the 2016 Annual Report of the FRSC.
In his comments, the Chairman, Covenant University Road Safety Committee, Professor Daniel Gberevbie, said that both the University and the FRSC had enjoyed a cordial relationship. He appreciated the visit of the Ota Unit Commander and hoped that the relationship waxes stronger.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor AAA. Atayero, in his remarks, said that the University appreciated what the FRSC was doing, which he described as the hallmark of any organized society. Covenant University, he added, will support the agency where necessary in their campaign towards maintaining sanity and safety on the roads.
Professor Atayero, who recognized the efforts of the University’s road safety Chairman, Professor Gberevbie and his team, welcomed the suggestion that FRSC officials should come to the University and address members of faculty and staff on road safety tips.
Other Covenant University representatives at the meeting were the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Shalom Chinedu; Registrar, Dr. Olumuyiwa Oludayo; Director, Financial Services, Pastor Sunday Abayomi; and Director, Vice-Chancellor’s Office, Dr. David Omole.