- The federal government has paid the promotion arrears of staff of Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS)
- The targetted personnel of the NCoS were promoted between 2013 and 2014
- Beneficiaries of the paid arrears also include retired staff members of the service
The staff of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), who were promoted in 2013 and 2014, have been paid their promotion arrears.
This was disclosed on Wednesday, December 18, in Abuja by the spokesperson of the NCoS, Francis Enobore, Daily Trust reports.
Enobore also revealed that beneficiaries of the paid arrears included retired personnel of the service.
He said that the federal government has resolved to upgrade the electrical facilities of all correctional units in the country.
Enobore said: “A reassessment of utility services in our facilities nation-wide is currently ongoing in order to device possible ways of coping with the phenomenal overcrowding in the system and avoid recurrence."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that at least 228 inmates of the Koton Karfe custodial centre (formerly known as a prison) in Kogi recently escaped after it collapsed following heavy flooding that resulted from torrential rain.
Legit.ng understands that the development was confirmed by the comptroller general of the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS), Jafar Ahmed.
Ahmed spoke with newsmen in Koton Kafe on Monday, October 28, saying that the flood happened at 3 am.
According to him, the facility's perimeter fence was submerged affecting the walls of two of the cells.
Ahmed, who noted that there were 228 inmates at the facility when the incident happened, added that the prison was not habitable after the flood. Some of the inmates re-arrested are, therefore, being transferred to other prison facilities in the state.
On his part, a security adviser to Governor Yahaya Bello, retired Commodore Jerry Omadara, said at least 100 inmates had been re-arrested.
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