EHIME ALEX, Lagos
Corps Marshal Boboye Oyeyemi has applauded the effort of Mr Femi Adeoye, a retired deputy corps commander (DCC) of the Federal Road Safety Corps, for a “rare and unusual act of bravery, patriotism and high degree of disciplined parental guidance and control” exhibited in his quest to help curtail the spread of coronavirus in Ekiti State.
In a statement on Thursday by Bisi Kazeem, the Corps Public Education Officer, the Corps Marshal said the retired DCC officer deserves commendation not only for promoting the ideals of the Corps, but also for being a national hero who has refused to compromise national health security on the alter of rabid family love or unguided public perception and sentiments.
In a video that went viral on social media, Oyeyemi recalled how Adeoye courageously refused his son who had travelled from Lagos to Ekiti against fatherly advice from accessing the family house, on the ground that he must first subject himself to self isolation and the COVID-19 test before he could be allowed to reunite with the family in line with government regulations.
The Corps Marshal stressed that the patriotic behaviour as seen in the video is a reflection of the discipline and regimentation that the FRSC had instilled in the retired DCC personnel over the years.
Maintaining further, the Corps Marshal stated that the FRSC is widely known to be a very disciplined paramilitary organization that has groomed its personnel both serving and retired to exhibit the highest level of discipline in any situation they find themselves. As such, the behaviour of Mr Adeoyei did not come to the Corps as a surprise.
In the same vein, the Corps Marshal commended the Executive Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, and the good People and Government of Ekiti State for honouring Mr Femi Adeoye as Ekiti State COVID-19 Ambassador, thus recognising his exemplary conduct in such a glorifying manner, a gesture that will not only be a source of motivation to the good people of Ekiti, but Nigerians at large.