The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Lagos State Command, has set up a new body of no fewer 40 Special Marshals at the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal Two (MMA2), operated by Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Ltd (BASL).
Spokesman for MMA2, Mr. Ayotunde Osowe said in a statement that the inauguration of the special marshals was part of efforts towards the creation and sustainability of a safe and secure society in Nigeria.
He also said the development is hinged on the long-standing relationship between the FRSC and the management of BASL.
“The special marshals unit accordingly, is saddled with the responsibility of administering road safety standards and other relevant measures aimed at ensuring orderliness not only around the airport but also in different parts of the country.
The partnership forms part of corporate social responsibility initiatives of BASL towards ensuring safety of lives and property consequently engendering national growth and development.
In his remarks, the group executive director of BASL, Mr. Rodger Whittle said coping with the task of establishing and maintaining a safe and secure environment is a continuous duty that demands collective responsibility.
The challenges on the Nigerian road network are precariously enormous and without doubt, require a lot of support beyond the confines of operations of regular marshals of the FRSC.
“That this is why this initiative of establishing the special marshal unit is indeed a laudable one and should be encouraged,” he said.
“As a responsible organization and a leading brand within the aviation sector, this presents yet another opportunity among many, for BASL to contribute its quota to national development within the ambit of the mandate of the FRSC.
“We have professionals of diverse fields and capacities across the BASL company present here today, who have volunteered and are committed to be part of this commission; in order to contribute meaningfully to societal safety of lives and property.
“At MMA2, the core of our service promise is to ensure seamless passenger facilitation and this ties very strongly as a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative central to the fundamentals of our business mandate. We are ever willing and would continue to support and champion initiatives that are geared towards making the society safe, secure, habitable and a better place for all,” he said.
Earlier his remarks, the Lagos State coordinator of special marshal, Mr. Olusola Olojede explained that the special marshal programme offers opportunities for organisations and individuals to give back to the society selflessly.
He charged the newly inaugurated marshals to be good ambassadors saying “this new assignment requires a great deal of responsibility, accountability, commitment and selfless dedication.
In his remarks, the Lagos State sector commander, Mr. Hyginus Omeje who represented by the assistant corps commander, Mrs. Emma Fekoya charged the inductees to be law abiding and seek to always operate within the ambit of the law.