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.”