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Buhari approves tenure extension for Nigeria Prisons chief, Ja’afaru Ahmed

President has approved an extension of the tenure for as the Controller-General (CG), Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS).

Okay.ng understands that the president extended the tenure which was to end on July 21.

Mohammed Manga, Director Press & Public Relations, Ministry of Interior, disclosed this in a statement on Friday.

He noted in the statement that President Buhari granted the extension to allow consolidation the on-going programmes especially on human rights compliance, reformation and health care, agricultural and education programmes for the inmates.

Part of the statement read:

“While congratulating the Controller-General, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Barr. Georgina Ekeoma Ehuriah, MON 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.

“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.”

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Muhammad A. Aliyu

Muhammad Ameer Aliyu, is a prolific journalist who joined Okay Nigeria in 2015 with the aim staying committed to bringing more positive growth to the digital news platform. He is the Senior editor at Okay Nigeria.

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