Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, retired Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), has called on personnel of the corps to take sporting activities seriously.
Oyeyemi said this was necessary for them to remain physically fit and healthy, and perform their jobs optimally.
He gave the advice on Saturday during his retirement golf kitty organised by Tukur Yusuf Buratai International Golf and Country Club, Abuja.
“It is good for one to keep fit, so as a personnel, you must maintain that physical fitness so that your system can be in good shape.
“I encourage staff and all Nigerians to embrace physical fitness exercises, to make them healthier and more productive in their workplaces,” he said.
Oyeyemi expressed the hope that more marshals will embrace golf, so that “within two to three years, we will have professionals among them”.
The Captain of TYB golf and country club, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Bello described Oyeyemi as a great Nigerian who contributed graciously to the growth of FRSC and the club at large.
Bello said that the club was for golf players in the FCT, armed forces personnel other security services, as well asthe general public .
He said that FRSC had been very active in the club, adding that during Oyeyemi’s tenure, about 27 golfers from the from FRSC became members of the club.
“Being a golfer and also somebody that respect sport activities, he thought it wise to bring in members of Road Safety.
“He has also helped the club in so many areas while he was in service and that is why we are here, in conjunction with FRSC, to honour him today at a send-off kitty,” he said.
The Acting Corps Marshal, FRSC, Dauda Biu, represented by Kayode Falola, Deputy Corps Marshal, Operations, commended Oyeyemi for his services to the nation.
He said the former Corps Marshal deserved the honour bestowed on him by the club, adding that the FRSC would continue to tap from his experience.
“We believe he will always make himself available and also make himself useful for Nigeria. He is a great Nigerian we are proud of,” Biu said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Boboye Oyeyemi retired from active service in July as the Corps Marshal, FRSC.
NAN reports that awards were presented to winners and participants at the end of the game.
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