Barring any possible extension, the Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Dauda A Biu, is expected to proceed on a terminal leave any moment from now.
According to a memo from the Corps Secretary, Assistant Corps Marshal Susan A Ajonge, Mr Biu ought to have commenced his terminal leave by July 11 this year.
In the retirement notice addressed to the Corps Marshall, “Your retirement from the Service takes effect from October 11 2023, after 35 years of service”.
He was therefore advised in the memo that “your terminal leave would commence from July 11, 2023.”
The memo which was titled, “Pre-notice of retirement from service of FRSC,” dated February 22, advised the Corps Marshal to liaise with the Corps pension office, Administration and Human Resources Department RSHQ immediately for appropriate documentation.
Biu, who was one of the pioneer staff of the Corps at inception, is said to be lobbying for an extension of service.
He was second in command to the former Corps Marshal, Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, who handed over to him last year.
Biu has been in charge of the administration and finance department of the Corps for eight years before his confirmation as the substantive Corps Marshal last year.
However, it was gathered that more than six senior officers are jostling to take over any moment Biu commences his retirement leave.
Biu, who was one of the pioneer staff of the Corps at inception, is said not to be in a hurry to retire as he is lobbying for an extension of service.
While he is lobbying for extension, those eyeing his seat are said not to be leaving anything to chances, as they are seriously plotting to replace Biu by October.
Efforts made to get the reaction of the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation did not yield results.