Following the recent promotion and redeployment of very Senior Officers in the Federal Road Safety Corps, and the subsequent deployment to Zone 6 Headquarters, Assistant Corps Marshal Jonathan A. Owoade assumes duty as the new Zonal Commanding Officer Zone 6 Headquarters Port Harcourt in charge of Rivers, Cross Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Bayelsa States.
Owoade resumed duty on the 4th of May, 2022 having taken over from his immediate predecessor ACM Chidiebere Nkwonta, Esq fwc.
On his assumption of duty, the new Zonal Commanding Officer in his maiden meeting with his four Sector Commanders and Zonal Command Heads of Departments while seeking their cooperation to succeed, also tasks to uphold high levels of discipline which is key to the success of every organisation.
He said without discipline, nothing much can be achieved anywhere.
He challenged the Officers to improve on enforcement of traffic violators especially critical offences that could lead to road traffic crashes; ensure timely report rendition; to monitor activities of Local Government Station Officers and Tank Farmers for maximum input and data collation; and to desist from concealment of staff sickness which does no one good among other things.
He reminded them that he is not in Port Harcourt to victimise anyone, rather his door will be open to anyone who is ready to discuss relevant issues for the betterment of the Corps He also advise them to avoid rumour mongering, a cankerworm trying to become a menace in the Corps.
Before his assumption of duty, ACM Owoade has held several positions in the Corps like being Unit Commander Ife, holding Offices at National Headquarters, DCC Operations Delta State, Sector Commander Zamfara Sector Command, Sector Commander Kwara Sector Command among other appointments.
His quest for the Zonal Command is to build on and sustain the gains of his predecessor while also making amendments on areas that require urgent attention.
The new Zonal Commanding Officer did not conclude without commending RS6.1 Rivers for being the lead on enforcement especially on integrity booking offences and noted that in last three months, Rivers is leading on reducing attempt to Corrupt Staff booking, arresting those who intend to evade justice by attempting to buy their way out of being booked.
He said in the month of April, 2022 alone, Rivers Sector Command recorded 58 bookings of such offences. He urge other Sector Commanders to emulate Rivers Command.