AMIDST controversy over the end of tenure of Boboye Oyeyemi, corps marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps Marshal, findings show that he is due to leave office in July 2022.
Realnews reports that even though Oyeyemi is 60, he is a political appointee by President Mohammadu Buhari. He holds office at the pleasure of the president and not bound by civil service rule of retirement age.
President Buhari reappointed him him for a second term in office in more than two years ago. but some Nigerians mistakenly argue that he should not remain in office because he has reached retirement age.
There was media report on Monday, March 8, reported that Ahmed Idris, accountant-general of the Federation, and Oyeyemi clocked the mandatory retirement age on November 25 and 26, 2020, respectively.
However, Section 7 (1) of the FRSC Act, 2007 provides that the Corps Marshal shall be appointed by the President, the only qualification required being that the person must possess sound knowledge or ability in the organisation and administration of road traffic and road safety matters.
An official explained to the PUNCH that, “The Corps Marshal’s appointment is tenure-based. He is in his second and last term, with less than 16 months to go as accorded him by the Federal Government.”
A senior officer stated, “The fact that Dr Boboye Oyeyemi is a member of the Corps will not change the status of the office of the Corps Marshal from being a political office to a career public service office.”
The official argued that the heads of the corps had always enjoyed tenure duration, which he said Oyeyemi’s predecessors enjoyed
Bisi Kazeem, the FRSC Education Officer, has also clarified that Oyeyemi still had about 16 months in office.
– Mar. 1, 2021 @ 12: 00 GMT /