President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday approved the extension of tenure of office of the Controller-General (CG), Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS), Ja’afaru Ahmed by one year with effect from July 21, 2019.
Ja’afaru Ahmed whose tenure was to end on July 21, was recommended for the extension due to his track record of innovative reforms in the Prisons Service as well as the need to consolidate some of the on-going programs especially on human rights compliance, reformation and health care, agricultural and education programs for the inmates.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Director (Press & Public Relations), Ministry of Interior, Mohammed Manga on Friday.
The statement said, “While congratulating the Controller-General, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Barr. Georgina Ekeoma Ehuriah urged him to ensure the consolidation of the on-going reforms in the Prisons Service in line with the policy thrust of the Administration of President Muhammadu Buhari which is geared towards ushering the next-level of socio-economic development of Nigeria.
According to it, “A seasoned prisons administrator, Ja’afaru until his appointment as the Controller-General, headed a number of prison formations across the country. He was the Deputy Controller General (covering duties) in the Directorate of Administration and Supply at the Prisons National Headquarters, Abuja.”