MITIGATING ROAD FATALITIES: CHIEF JUSTICE OF NIGERIA JOINS THE LEAGUE OF FRSC HONORARY SPECIAL MARSHALS AS CORPS MARSHAL CONDUCTS HIS INVESTITURE

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Propelled by a great deal of passion and commitment to the safety of lives and properties on Nigerian roads, the Chief Justice of the Federation, His Lordship, Honourable Justice Olukayode Ariwoola GCON has joined the league of distinguished Nigerians who volunteered to join the services of entrenching safety on Nigerian roads as Honorary Special Marshal’s.

The Corps Marshal, Shehu Mohammed who conducted the investiture in company of the President Court of appeal, Her Lordship, Honourable Justice Monica Dongban-Mensen today in the Supreme Court appreciated the CJN for piloting the affairs of the Judiciary in a manner that upholds the standards of the rule of law.

He stated that honorary special Marshal’s are given to citizens of impeccable character who have Distinguished themselves in service to the nation.

While appealing to the CJN to strengthen existing laws with stiffer punishment that will deter road users from violating established regulations, the Corps Marshal said that there is no doubt that the capacity, competence and administrative prowess of the CJN will in no little degree enhance and solidify the existing relationship between the Corps and Judiciary.

Speaking after the investiture, the Chief Justice of the Federation said that the recognition is not a personal honour, but a reaffirmation of our collective commitment to ensuring the safety and security of all road users across our beloved country.

” I am reminded of the profound responsibility that comes with this title. The Special Marshal arm of the FRSC plays a pivotal role in the society. Our mandate is multifaceted and crucial to road safety fabric”.

The President Court of Appeal who gave the welcome remark during the investiture congratulated the Chief Justice for accepting the huge responsibility, expressing confidence in his ability to contribute to the eradication of road traffic crashes in Nigeria.

Signed:

Olusegun Ogungbemide, mni, FISPON
Corps Commander
Corps Public Education Officer
FRSC Headquarters
Abuja.

11 June, 2024.