Shake-up in Nigeria Prisons Service

Posted by News Express | 13 July 2016 | 3,002 times

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A nationwide redeployment of senior officers of the Nigerian Prisons Service has been approved by the Controller-General of Prisons, Ja’afaru Ahmed.

A statement issued by DCP Francis Enobore, Prisons Public Relations Officer (PPRO) indicates that the posting instruction letter issued on Monday, July 11, 2016 has the Directorate of Inmates’ Training and Productivity now headed by ACG E. O. Ogundele. He takes over from ACG Ali Bala Salihi, who has been retired from service. ACG Musa Usman from Zone ‘D’ Minna now heads the Directorate of Administration and Supply while ACG Charles Ahaotu takes over the Directorate of Works and Logistics. ACG Shehu Kangiwa heads the Directorate of Finance and Budget even as ACG Musa Salami from Zone ‘C’ Bauchi superintendents over the Health and Social Welfare Directorate. The Operations Directorate is now headed by ACG Etsu Ubi.

Other senior officers affected in the mass movement include 6 Zonal Coordinators, 25 State Controllers and 32 officers-in-charge of different prison formations across the country.

The Prison boss noted that the movement became necessary to inject fresh orientation in the workforce, reduce idleness and truancy particularly at the National Headquarters in order to enhance efficiency. He added that the era where officers spent their entire work life in one location and on a particular post was over.  Such practice, he observed, does not allow for sustenance of security in the prison yard and also negates sound understanding of the dynamics of penal management that is needed to make a difference in the life of offenders.

•Photo shows Controller-General of Prisons, Ja’afaru Ahmed.

Source: News Express

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