Ihedioha made the remark on Friday during the Pull-Out parade by FRSC to mark the retirement from the corps by Joseph Aremu.
Represented by the Deputy Governor, Mr Jerald Irona, Ihedioha enjoined officials of the corps to emulate the track record of Aremu to ensure that the spirit of the corps remained alive.
According to the governor, Imo recorded significant drop in road crashes during his service in the state.
“From available records, you spent 23 years in FRSC and served in various capacities in many states, I wish you well as you bow out of service,” he said.
Aremu attributed the success recorded during his service year to his supervisors and the Corp Marshal, Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, whom he described as his greatest mentor.
He also said his wife Beatrice Aremu was another very strong pillar that helped him to succeed in his career.
Mr Osadeba Osadebanwen, the zonal commanding Officer, zone 9, said Aremu would always be remembered for his hard work and dedication to service.
“He spent only 23 years before his retirement and yet he rose to the rank of Assistant Corps Marshal.
“That is a true example of reward for hard work and am very sure that his record will be emulated by serving officials of the corps,” he said. (NAN)