FRSC denies recruiting in 2012
THE Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC has denied carrying out any recruitment exercise in 2012, contrary to media reports which trailed the recent public hearing held by the Senate Joint Committee on Federal Character and Inter-Government Affairs and Labour and Employment.
This is coming on the heels of a declaration by the Chairman of the Federal Character Commission, Prof Shuaibu Oba that the FRSC recruitment exercise of 6,000 officers in 2012 was faulty and illegal.
According to a statement by the Corps Public Education Officer, Jonas Agwu, Corps Commander, “the FRSC had an approved establishment of 18,834 while its staff strength stood at 13,092. In view of this, an approval was sought and received from the Head of Civil Service of the Federation to recruit in 2010 which was carried out in 2010/2011.
He added that in 2011, the FRSC also received approved establishment of 20,012 staff, upon which it sought and got waiver from the Head of Civil Service of the Federation to recruit additional personnel. This approval was utilized in 2011 and the successful candidates were sent for training in December, 2011 which lasted up to February, 2012 and were issued appointment letters, he added.
“The FRSC wishes to state categorically that no recruitment exercise took place in the corps in 2012”.
Explaining further, Agwu stated that it was this training of successful candidates that spilled over to 2012 and not a fresh recruitment.