The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC has recognized the contributions of the Vice-Chancellor of Ekiti State University, Professor Samuel Oye Bandele to community development, safety of motorists, and responsible societal behaviour by honouring him with a Special Marshal status.

At the colourful ceremony held in Ado, the Ekiti State capital, the Vice-Chancellor and Aare Afe Babalola, the founder of Afe Babalola University were decorated together as Special Marshals. The duo were described as role models.

Professor Bandele was honoured with the Honorary Special Marshal title which confers on him the special powers to be involved at all times in issues around safety on the roads and behaviour of road users.

As a special marshal he will also take responsibility for education and orientation of motorists and other road users. At the colourful ceremony held in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, another industrious personality, Mr. Peter Ajayi was honoured as a Special Marshal.

After the citations of the three personalities had been read, they were decorated by Senior Officers of the FRSC who came from the Federal Capital, Abuja.