- A male applicant in the recruitment exercise of the FRSC has reportedly died in Kogi state
- The applicant was said to have fainted after returning from a road walk embarked upon
- The state sector commander of the FRSC, Olusegun Martins, has confirmed the incident
The ongoing nationwide recruitment exercise being conducted by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) was disrupted for hours in Lokoja on Tuesday, September 25, when one of the applicants collapsed suddenly and died.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Kogi state sector commander of the FRSC, Olusegun Martins, who confirmed the incident said that the applicant, a male collapsed shortly after successfully completing about a two-kilometre race.
Martins said the applicant, who could not disclose his name even dropped his tally before he suddenly fainted and collapsed.
According to the commander, a team of medical officials of the FRSC joined by their Nigerian Army counterparts quickly attended to the applicant and administered first aid on him.
He was later taken into the army clinic in the Chari Megumeiri Barracks where the recruitment was taking place for treatment. Martins said, however, that the applicant died barely 30 minutes after he was admitted into the clinic.
He said that the incident would not result to the suspension of the recruitment in Kogi, expressing his condolences to the family of the deceased.
The FRSC commenced the recruitment of 4,000 people out of some 324,000 shortlisted applicants.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the FRSC corps marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, said the corps would recruit additional 4,650 officers and procure new logistics vehicles to improve road safety management in the country. Oyeyemi disclosed this in an interview in Lagos.
According to him, the corps will employ the best in road safety management in the second part of the year.
He said: “For the second part of the year, we are going to put in our best, deploy more resources and logistics as we know that budget has been signed by the president.
“We have commenced the processes, for us to inject more vehicles, patrol van, ambulances and bikes that will enable us work more and strengthen our operations.“
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