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

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved an extension of the tenure for Ja’afaru Ahmed as the Controller-General (CG), Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS). 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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