Protect our custodial facilities strictly, Aregbesola tells NCoS new CG

Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has charged the new Controller General of the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS), Haliru Nababa, to ensure strict protection of all the nation’s Custodial facilities.

The Minister gave the charge in his office on Monday, while decorating the new CG of NCoS.

Aregbesola advised Nababa to work with other gallant officers of the Service to prevent future attacks on the nation’s Custodial Centres, as experienced in recent times.

“Interestingly, you are mounting the saddle at a time of unusual security challenges. These are manifested in insurgency in the North East, banditry in the North West and parts of North Central, kidnappings in virtually all parts of the country, financial crimes and ritual killings in the South West, militancy that is assuming an insurrectional dimension in the South East and South South and sundry other criminal activities in all parts of the country,” he said.

He stressed the need for the new Controller General of NCoS to build on the achievements of his predecessor by taking the Service to the Next Level, as well as ensuring a reformed and world-class Custodial facilities across the country.

The Minister who noted that whatever may be the motive, custodial centres have been under consistent attacks in a brazen challenge to the authority of the Nigerian state, added that when inmates break free from custody, the security of lives and property is in jeopardy and bad things happen.

Responding, Nababa expressed commitment to boosting the morale of officers and men of the Service, as well as working to justify the confidence reposed in him by Mr. President.

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