The Federal Road Safety corps (FRSC) founded in1988 is a federal government agency with the sole function of road safety administration in the country.
Before the establishment of the corps, there was no sustained policy in place to check the hazards on Nigerian roads.
Only a few states made attempts to control road accidents which was not very successful. The Shell Petroleum Development Company made an attempt to encourage road safety awareness between 1960 and 1965 and the Nigerian Army also started a road safety awareness program which was largely successful at raising awareness of road users and commenced a yearly road safety week in 1970.
The then military government then made a policy to create the National Road Safety Commission in 1974 but its impact did not last.
The military administration in Oyo State then created the Oyo State Road Safety Corp in the state which made some local impact but was later abolished by the federal government.
With prevailing road accidents on Nigerian highways however, the federal government decided to create the Federal Road Safety Corps as we know it today in February 1988 through Decree 45 of 1988 as amended by decree 35 of 1992 also known as the FRSC Act cap 141 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (LFN), passed by the National Assembly as Federal Road Safety Corps (establishment) Act 2007.
Federal Road Safety Corps Ranks
The ranks of the Federal Road Safety Corps are separated into Officer, Marshal and Non-commissioned officer cadres.
The first two ranks in the officer cadre are the junior officer ranks while the first three in the Marshal and Non-commissioned Officer cadres are junior ranks.
The following are the ranks from the lowest to the highest in each of the three cadres. Unfortunately, there is no information on the symbols/insignia of the ranks.
Assistant Route Commander (Entry Point)
This is the lowest rank in the Road Safety commissioned cadre. Graduates recruited into the corps start from this rank and work their way up.
Deputy Route Commander
This is the second and highest junior officer rank in the corps. It is the second lowest rank to Assistant Route Commander attained after certain years of service and promotion.
This is the third rank in the officer cadre of the corps and the lowest in the senior officer ranks. Junior officers who are Deputy Route Commanders have to sit for and pass promotion exams to get promoted to this rank.
Superintendent Route Commander
This is the fourth rank of the officer cadre of the corp. it is the second lowest in the senior officer ranks after Route Commander.
Chief Route Commander
The Chief Route Commander is the third lowest rank among the senior officers. It is the fifth rank in the officer cadre attained after promotion from the rank of Superintendent Route Commander.
Assistant Corps Commander
The Assistant Corps Commander has the sixth rank in the officer cadre and the fourth lowest among the senior officers and the lowest among the Corps Commanders.
Deputy Corps Commander
Deputy Corps Commander is a high officer rank in the Federal Road Safety Corp. it is the fifth highest rank of the corps and next to Corps Commander.
Corps Commander is the fourth highest rank in the corps and a top officer rank. It is the next rank after Deputy Corps Commander and the next to Assistant Corps Commander.
Assistant Corps Marshal
The Assistant Corps Commander is the third highest rank and is also a top administrative rank in the FRSC Head Quarters. It is the lowest of the three Corps Marshal level.
Deputy Corps Marshal
This is the second highest rank in the corps. It is next to the Corps Marshal who is the highest authority in the corps. He can be seen as the assistant to the Corps Marshal.
This is the highest rank in the Federal Road Safety Corps which only one person can have at a time. Holders of this rank have been appointed not chosen from the officers of the corps until of recent when Corps Marshals are being promoted from the rank of Deputy Corps Marshal.
Frsc Marshals Ranks/Structure:
Road Marshal Assistant III (Entry Point)
Road Marshal Assistant III is the lowest rank in the FRSC Marshal corps. It is the rank attained on recruitment into the Marshal corps.
Road Marshal Assistant II
This is the second rank of this corps that is higher than Road Marshal Assistant III but lower than Road Marshal Assistant I.
Road Marshal Assistant I
Road Marshal Assistant I is the third rank of the Corps Marshals next to Senior Road
Marshal Assistant and superior to Road Marshal Assistant I.
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Senior Road Marshal Assistant
This is the third highest rank in the marshal corps and superior to Road Marshal Assistant I.
Deputy Chief Road Marshal Assistant
This is the second highest rank of the corps Marshals next to the highest and superior to Senior Road Marshal Assistant.
Chief Road Marshal Assistant
This is the highest Marshal rank and the owner is the head of the Marshal Corps. He oversees all activities of the marshal assistants and reports to the officers.
FRSC Non-commissioned Officer Ranks
Marshal Inspector III (NCOs)
The Marshal Inspector III is the lowest rank among the NCOs and definitely the lowest in the entire corps. It is the entry point for enlisted personnel into the corps.
Marshal Inspector II
This is the second rank and the immediate senior to the first. It is attained after promotion from Marshal Inspector III.
Marshal Inspector I
This is the third rank of the Non-commissioned cadre and the highest junior non-commissioned rank.
Senior Marshal Inspector
This is the fourth non-commissioned rank and the first and lowest senior NCO rank superior to the first three.
Assistant Chief Inspector
This is the third highest NCO rank and the second lowest of the senior NCO ranks.
Deputy Chief Inspector
This is the second highest NCO rank and next to the highest NCO rank.
The chief inspector is the most senior NCO rank superior to all other NCOs. This makes him the head of the non-commissioned officers and the one overseeing them.
The above is all the information about FRSC ranks in Nigeria so if you want to know the rank structure then you have got it all. Good luck.Click here to see the latest Jobs opportunities in Nigeria.
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