Covenant, FRSC Seek to Improve Relationship
The new Unit Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ota, Unit Command, Ogun State, Assistant Corps Commander (ACC) Anthony Osahon, has promised to work with Covenant University with a view to improving the widely acknowledged good relationship that currently exists between the FRSC and the University.
ACC Osahon gave this assurance on Thursday, March 16, 2017, when he, in company with other officers of the Ota Unit Command, paid a courtesy call on the Management of Covenant University.
“When we are posted like this, it is a normal thing to visit organisations within our purview and I found out that Covenant University is worthy of paying a visit. I’ve heard so much about the good relationship between us and my coming is to better the relationship,” he said.
The Unit Commander expressed his appreciation to the University for assisting the FRSC on different occasions, most notably allowing members of the Ota Command to use the institution’s radio station to broadcast its public enlightenment programmes.
Both organisations, he stated, have many things to benefit from each other such as organization of training programmes for intending drivers, procurement of Driver’s License, public enlightenment programmes and control of traffic during big events.
The FRSC, he added, would be willing to give safety talks to students of the University and also confer the status of a Special Marshal on some faculty and staff.
“The areas we can collaborate are enormous. If we are able to capitalize on that, it’ll be beneficial to one another,” said ACC Osahon.
In his comments, the Chairman, Road Safety Committee of Covenant University, Professor Daniel Gberevbie, said that the University had enjoyed a very good relationship with ACC Osahon’s predecessor and hopes that the new Commander will take the relationship to a new height.
Professor Gberevbie, however, appealed to ACC Osahon to assist the University in completing the process of the issuance of temporary driver’s license to some of its staff. The process, he said, had started during the reign of the erstwhile Ota Unit Commander, but got stalled midway.
In his remarks, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Shalom Chinedu, who represented the Vice-Chancellor, Professor AAA. Atayero, reiterated that the University enjoys a good relationship with the Ota Unit Command. He highlighted training programme and issuance of driver’s license as two examples of areas where the University and the FRSC had collaborated.
While assuring the new Commander that the University will seek to maintain the good relationship, Professor Chinedu, on behalf of the Covenant Management, wished him a very successful tenure.
Also at the meeting were the Registrar, Mrs. Mary Aboyade; Director, Financial Services, Pastor Bayo Oladehinbo; Director, Vice-Chancellor’s Office, Dr. David Omole; and some Special Marshals.