From Jefferson Ibiwale, Benin
The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has cautioned its officers and roads marshals to apply caution in discharging their duties, so as not to be victims of the dreaded Ebola disease that had its first recorded case in the country last week.
The zonal commanding officer of the FRSC in Benin, Charles Akpabio, an assistant corps marshal, gave the charge on Wednesday while addressing the newly promoted officers and marshals from the zone.
Akpabio urged them to always put on protective clothing while on any rescue operation and to effectively carry out their functions while being as safety conscious as possible.
The zonal commander also advised them against demanding or collecting of bribes while performing their statutory duties, warning that any office caught doing so will be appropriately sanctioned.
“We, as safety officers and marshals, must fight road traffic congestion and always caution erring motorists and apprehend recalcitrant drivers to serve as deterrent to others instead of taking bribe to rubbish the image of the Corps,” he said.