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University of Abuja to Partner FRSC on Transport and Logistics

In the continuing search by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) for collaboration with relevant stakeholders especially in the area of transport and logistics, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Abuja and the Corps Marshal of the FRSC, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi have resolved to synergise towards setting up a Centre for Transport and Logistics at the institution.

This was the outcome of the meeting between the Vice Chancellor, Professor Michael Omale Adikwu and the Corps Marshal when he visited the FRSC National Headquarters, Abuja.

Stressing the need for improved human capacity development of transport experts and logisticians for enhanced productivity, the two leaders observed that such a centre would assist not only the staff of the FRSC and the University, for enhanced productivity, but creating opportunity for members of the public, especially those that are in transport and logistics business to add value to the profession. To this end, the Corps Marshal promised to provide necessary material and human support for the realisation of the project.

“I see this project as a huge contribution to human capacity development and national development at large,” Oyeyemi stated.
On the existing synergy between the two institutions, the Vice Chancellor commended the FRSC for its historical support for the University especially, in the area of traffic management whenever the institution hosted a major programme with high vehicular traffic. He appealed for sustained support in the interest of cooperate social responsibility of the Corps.
Professor Omale also restated the need for training of the University drivers, saying he would partner with the FRSC for their training and solicited the cooperation of the FRSC in setting up the University driving school where professional and competent drivers could receive training and certification.

On the issues of timely issuance of certificates to graduates of the institution, the Vice Chancellor assured the FRSC Management that the University authority is seriously addressing the issue, stressing that very soon issues of timely issuance of certificates to its graduates would become a thing of the past.

In his remarks, the Corps Marshal thanked the Vice Chancellor for the visit, noting that with improved synergy between institutions, polices and programmes of the government could easily be implemented for national development. He assured the Vice Chancellor of the partnership of the FRSC towards ensuring optimal utilisation of human and material resources.

The Corps Marshal commended the Vice Chancellor for restoring peace to the University environment, stressing that his commitment to academic excellence has resulted in increased accreditation of courses and building of a strong team of dedicated staff. He further informed the visitor that as part of the FRSC’s commitment to human capacity development, its Academy at Udi in Enugu state and Training School at Jos are currently receiving attention for accreditation for their award of post graduate degree in transport technology and Diploma respectively and called for support from the University towards the reaalisation of the dream.

Oyeyemi gave assurance of the support of the FRSC towards the establishment of a centre for transport and logistics by the university, noting that such a centre could attract enormous patronage from personnel of both public and private institutions as well as the general public. This he said has become imperative in view of the fact that there is no such centre currently existing within the North central zone of the country and stressed its strategic location within the Federal Capital Territory.
The Vice Chancellor who was accompanied on the visit by some members of the top Management team of the University including the Vice Chancellor (Academic) and Registrar was taken round the FRSC Information Technology Centre where he appreciated the Corps’ investment in technology.

In the continuing search by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) for collaboration with relevant stakeholders especially in the area of transport and logistics, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Abuja and the Corps Marshal of the FRSC, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi have resolved to synergise towards setting up a Centre for Transport and Logistics at the institution. This was the outcome of the meeting between the Vice Chancellor, Professor Michael Omale Adikwu and the Corps Marshal when he visited the FRSC National Headquarters, Abuja.

Stressing the need for improved human capacity development of transport experts and logisticians for enhanced productivity, the two leaders observed that such a centre would assist not only the staff of the FRSC and the University, for enhanced productivity, but creating opportunity for members of the public, especially those that are in transport and logistics business to add value to the profession. To this end, the Corps Marshal promised to provide necessary material and human support for the realisation of the project.

“I see this project as a huge contribution to human capacity development and national development at large,” Oyeyemi stated.
On the existing synergy between the two institutions, the Vice Chancellor commended the FRSC for its historical support for the University especially, in the area of traffic management whenever the institution hosted a major programme with high vehicular traffic. He appealed for sustained support in the interest of cooperate social responsibility of the Corps.
Professor Omale also restated the need for training of the University drivers, saying he would partner with the FRSC for their training and solicited the cooperation of the FRSC in setting up the University driving school where professional and competent drivers could receive training and certification.

On the issues of timely issuance of certificates to graduates of the institution, the Vice Chancellor assured the FRSC Management that the University authority is seriously addressing the issue, stressing that very soon issues of timely issuance of certificates to its graduates would become a thing of the past.

In his remarks, the Corps Marshal thanked the Vice Chancellor for the visit, noting that with improved synergy between institutions, polices and programmes of the government could easily be implemented for national development. He assured the Vice Chancellor of the partnership of the FRSC towards ensuring optimal utilisation of human and material resources.

The Corps Marshal commended the Vice Chancellor for restoring peace to the University environment, stressing that his commitment to academic excellence has resulted in increased accreditation of courses and building of a strong team of dedicated staff. He further informed the visitor that as part of the FRSC’s commitment to human capacity development, its Academy at Udi in Enugu state and Training School at Jos are currently receiving attention for accreditation for their award of post graduate degree in transport technology and Diploma respectively and called for support from the University towards the reaalisation of the dream.

Oyeyemi gave assurance of the support of the FRSC towards the establishment of a centre for transport and logistics by the university, noting that such a centre could attract enormous patronage from personnel of both public and private institutions as well as the general public. This he said has become imperative in view of the fact that there is no such centre currently existing within the North central zone of the country and stressed its strategic location within the Federal Capital Territory.

The Vice Chancellor who was accompanied on the visit by some members of the top Management team of the University including the Vice Chancellor (Academic) and Registrar was taken round the FRSC Information Technology Centre where he appreciated the Corps’ investment in technology.

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