UI, FRSC Set To Establish Driver’s Licence Centre On Campus

Prof Adebowale and the sector commandand

Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting

The Vice-Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Prof. Kayode Oyebode Adebowale, has acceded to the proposal to establish a Driver’s Licence Centre within the premises of the University of Ibadan to cater for the large population of users within the university community and its environs.

This decision was reached when he received the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) Oyo State Command, Corps Commander Uche Winifred Chukwurah during a courtesy visit to his office.

As a way of fast-tracking the process, the VC disclosed that an existing office location had been previously identified for the purpose.

Prof. Adebowale encouraged the FRSC to visit the place for an on-the-spot assessment and indicate the needed facilities to put the place in operation as soon as the process is duly completed.

The VC identified with the noble efforts of the FRSC in making Nigerian highways safe for all road users.

He lauded the various infrastructures put in place to reduce carnage on Nigeria’s highways.

Prof Adebowale described the idea of organizing a training programme for the university’s official drivers and other interested private drivers as a right move in the right direction.

He called for more public enlightenment programmes for the University community as well as assistance in the control of traffic during the peak periods.

He also expressed his deep appreciation to the FRSC for the creation of Unit 47 of the Special Marshal Corps of which he is a member.

He thanked the Unit Commander, Prof. O. Fagbola for the good job he is doing in ensuring safe highways within and around the University.

Earlier, the Oyo State Sector Commander, FRSC, Corps Commander Uche Winifred Chukwurah had congratulated the Vice-Chancellor on his appointment as the 13th Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, wishing him a successful tenure in office.

She thanked the VC for the support and existing cordial relationship between the two organs of the Federal Government, using the opportunity to present various areas of possible collaboration to which the VC was favourably disposed .

On the entourage of the visiting Commander were the Deputy Corps Commander, Olalekan Morakinyo; Superintendent Route Commander, Samson Dairo; Route Commander, Olamide Mogaji; Deputy Route Commander, Paul Okoduwa and Deputy Route Commander, O. E. Otu.

Others were from the Special Marshal Unit 47: Unit Commander, Prof. O. Fagbola, Prof. C. Agulanna, Prof. Abiodun Olapade, Unit Treasurer, H. O. Adewumi, Dr. Olalekan Olaniyi; Dr. Sarah A. Akintola and Engr. D.J. Ayanlere, E. O. Olapade, B. J. Fatope, A. O. Opadeji, F. T. Agulanna and U. H. O. Obano.

In attendance were the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, Prof. Aderonke M. Baiyeroju, Deputy Registrar, Office of the Vice-Chancellor, Mrs Morenike Afolabi and the Public Relations Officer, Mrs. Adejoke Akinpelu.

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