Pregnant and married women, as well as applicants with tattoos, bow and ‘K-legs’ have been disqualified from the nationwide Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, training exercise for new recruits.
Applicants with twisted eyes and flat foot were also not allowed to proceed for the training exercise.
FRSC spokesperson, Bisi Kazeem who spoke with newsmen said the successful candidates are 4, 650, adding that training has since started in three locations across the country.
He gave the locations of the training to include Enugu, Jos and Kontagora.
According to him, officers are in FRSC academy, Udi Enugu; inspectorate cadre in Training school Jos; and Marshal’s cadre in Nigeria Army Training Centre, Kontagora.
“There are three cadres: Officers, Inspectorate and Road marshal assistants,” he explained.
Corps Marshall, Boboye Oyeyemi, on September 25 had said, “In any uniform service, you are not supposed to have a tattoo on your body; likewise twisted eyes, bow, K-legs and flat foot are not allowed in the service.
“This is because anybody with bow and K-legs will not be able to stand and walk for a long period of time. In uniform service, you must be able to walk and run long distances in case of emergency.
“To save a life, you will be required to walk long distances and you won’t be able to perform your duty if you have “K” or flat leg. We have patrol duties for eight hours and rescue exercise can take up to five hours and if you are not fit you can’t do it. Likewise pregnant and married women, we can’t take them because that is the rule for uniform services.”
The training will span 6 months and it would also include a one-month internship.