The Federal Road Safety Corps has appointed a new Sector Commander for Rivers State Command of Nigeria Road Safety Corps.
He replaces Commander Mary Wakawa who has been redeployed to Ondo State as Sector Commander.
Kayode Olagunju, until his redeployment to Rivers State was the Corps Transport Standardization Officer at the National Headquarters and also a member of the FRSC Management Board.
Dr Kayode Olagunju, a member of the Nigeria National Road Transport and Transit Committee of the Economic Commission on West African States (ECOWAS) was appointed recently and his appointment takes effect immediately.
He had served diligently under the Federal Government Enlarged National Focal Point on Trade Matters and was a Nigerian delegate to the World Trade Organization Trade Policy Review on Nigeria in Geneva, in June 2011.
A well decorated officer, Dr Olagunju has served under the organisation as an influential force, empowering the lower cadre of the organisation through his well informed topics on Road Safety subjects , which he has treated in various national and international news fora.
He is a well respected personality on various social media where he has won thousands of fans commending his activities in various major roles he has played in influencing many positive actions in Road Safety Management and empowering thousands of drivers on safe driving on the nation roads.
Dr Olagunju is a strong personality with several awards and commendations to his credit. He won the Corps Marshal and Chief Executive Award for Outstanding Performance and Dedication to Service in 1993 and 1999 . He hopes to work with all stakeholders to evolve better road culture in the State.
He holds a Doctor of Philosophy ( PhD) in Transportation Geography from the University of Lagos, Master of Science degree in Transport Studies from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye and Bachelor of Science degree in Geography from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile- Ife. He also attended several other professional courses and conferences both within and outside Nigeria.
Olagunju, a pioneer staff of the organization had previously served as Sector Commander in Oyo State between 1992 and 1996 . He was also a two time Lagos Sector Commander (1999-2003 and 2008-2009), Sector Commander Adamawa State (2005-2007) and Kogi State (2008-2009). Kayode Olagunju had also served as Deputy Director, Manpower Development, Head, Media and Publishing Section and Corps Public Education Officer, all at the Road Safety Headquarters, among other past appointments.
The new Sector Commander also served as a member of the Federal Government Task Force on Trade Facilitation and United States Agency International Development USAID/Markets, Trade and Transportation on LAKAJI Corridor.
Also, a member of the Nigeria National Road Transport and Transit Committee of the Economic Commission on West African States (ECOWAS) and the Federal Government Enlarged National Focal Point on Trade Matters and was a Nigerian delegate to the World Trade Organization Trade Policy Review on Nigeria in Geneva, in June 2011.
Speaking recently, he said he accepted the new posting in high spirit and in goo faith knowing beforehand the various challenges ahead., adding that he would make efforts to work passionately with the State government for a more successful road safety operations in the state and beyond.
He has since resumed his new position in the State.