VC, 25 Other Professor into Special Marshal, Proposes Same to all Tertiary Institutions

L-R: Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, Prof. Oluwatotyin Ogundipe in a warm handshake with the Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Tuesday inducted University of Lagos Vice Chancellor, Prof. Oluwatotyin Ogundipe, and other 25 professors into the Special Marshal Unit at University of Lagos Akoka.

Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, the Corps Marshal, FRSC in his remarks on Tuesday during the official inauguration at the Campus said that the exercise would further sanitise the menace of dangerous driving within the environment and outside the school.

According to him, the development will also be introduced to other institutions of learning to ensure more sanity among the teenage drivers within the campus and other strategic areas.

“The collapse of our olden transport systems have created a big challenge for us at this present time especially in Lagos state.

“And we are working it out to ensure we attain safer road at all cost.

“That’s while we are involving the academicians, the professors to partake not only in the traffic control but also in the area research to ensure our road safe and traffic free,” he said.

The FRSC boss also said that plans on the way to establish school of transportation within the institution of learning.

According to him, we want to ensure that school of transportation comes to reality in all tertiary institutions to involve courses like Aviation, Maritime, Rail, Road and other traffic management study for safer road nationwide.

Oyeyemi added that all the institutions of learning could also get special marshal units as such development would reduce crashes and bring more enlightenment to the motorists.

He said FRSC was borne primarily to involve individuals who have passion for humanity and were willing and ready to sacrifice their personal comfort and resources to ensure citizens enjoy life by ensuring safe motoring environment.

Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, the Vice Chancellor of the institution in his remarks thanked the corps marshal for given them the opportunity to serve the motoring environment.

Ogundipe said that the partnership was to move the country forward in the transportation sector.

This partnership is about how to move the society forward, that is to reduce traffic within and outside our immediate environment.

“I am sure this opportunity given to us will be fruitful by reducing reoccurrence traffic within our school gate and ensure free flow of vehicular movement.

“We really appreciate the corps Marshal for the opportunity as we proposed to contribute our quota in sanitising our roads,” the VC said.

Corps Commander Olusegun Ogungbemide, the FRSC Lagos State Sector Commander in his remarks urged the inductees to make proper use of the opportunity.

“This exercise is where commitment meets with passion, and i know the development will come to fruition as the institution is my Alma mater,” he said.

The Tochlight news reports that 25 professors including the VC and six top management in the school were inducted into special Marshal unit in the institution to curb excesses of dangerous driving and heavy traffic within the school environment.

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