By Chioma James
The President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Deputy Corps Marshal Dauda Ali Biu as Acting Corps Marshal and Chief Executive, Federal Road Safety Corps. The newly appointed Acting Corps Marshal took over from the immediate past Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi after a handing over ceremony that took place at the National Headquarters of the Commission on Monday 25th July, 2022.
Biu who was born in the year 1964 in Zaria, Kaduna State hails from Hawul Local Government Area of Borno State.
A statement issued by the Assistant Corps Marshal, Bisi Kazeem, the Corps Public Education Officer, on Monday confirmed the development.
The seasoned safety professional joined the services of the Federal Road Safety Corps in 1988 and rose through hard work, dedication and commitment to the rank of Deputy Corps Marshal and has held several positions of authority.
Before his appointment as Acting Corps Marshal, the Deputy Corps Marshal was in charge of Finance and Accounts Department at the National headquarters Abuja.
The Acting Corps Marshal obtained B.Sc. Accounting (1984) and Master of Business Administration (2006) from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. He is a 2010 Certified National Accountant (CNA) and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) from Nigerian College of Accounting Jos and Institute of Certified Public Accountant Ireland (2018).
He is a member of International bodies such as Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN); Transport Research Board USA (TRB); Certified Public Accountants Ireland (CPA); Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRC); and Nigerian Army Resource Center (NARC).
DCM Dauda Aliyu Biu also attended several courses both within and outside the country amongst which are; International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference Chicago, USA (2019), World Conference of Accountants Sydney, Australia (2018); California Highway Patrol Academy Sacramento, USA (2016); Transport Research Board meeting Washington DC, USA (2014); Diamond School of Protocol and Etiquette Emotional Intelligence (2013); International Financial Reporting Standards SWAT Valley United Kingdom (2012) and of course, Performance Management Beyond the Balanced Scorecard Cranfield University, United Kingdom (2013).
Within the country, the newly appointed Acting Corps Marshal attended the Guards Brigade, the Nigerian Army Special Arms Bearing Training for Senior FRSC Officer (2013) and Flitch Institute of Directors Effective Governance Workshop Lagos, Nigeria
He is happily married with children.