Nigerian Correctional Service Bags Huge Award As 2022 Rounds Up

Nigerian Correctional Service Bags Huge Award As 2022 Rounds Up

  • The Nigerian Correctional Service bagged an award for being the overall agency in terms of law and justice
  • The award handed to the service followed an assessment which was conducted by one of Nigeria's anti-graft agencies
  • gathered that the award was dedicated in honour to the entire staff of the correctional service for their relentless sacrifices

The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) has emerged overall best in the Law and Justice Sector comprising 47 Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).

The assessment was carried out by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for the year 2022 ethics and integrity compliance scorecard.

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The Nigerian Correctional Services has been honoured with the best in Law and justice across MDAs. Photo: NCoS

In a statement by the NCoS spokesperson, Umar Abubakar, an assistant controller of corrections said the assessment is in line with the agency's preventive mandate outlined in Section 6 (b-d) of the ICPC Act, 2000.

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The assessment, which examined the practices, systems and procedures of public institutions in the law and justice sector, saw the Nigerian Correctional Service scoring 78.68 points to clinch the first position.

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Umar said:

"While welcoming this development, the Controller General of Corrections (CGC), Haliru Nababa, FICMC, MFR, mni assures the general public of the Service’s resolve to continue to promote best custodial practices within the ambit of the law.
"He thanked members of the public and development partners for their support and collaboration in constantly improving service delivery for the inmates."

He also added that while dedicating the honour to the entire staff of the correctional service for their relentless sacrifices towards placing the NCoS on a higher pedestal, the CGC expressed his appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari, and the minister of interior, Rauf Aregbesola for their continuous support and administrative guidance.

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The CGC promised to do more in providing offenders behind bars with good opportunities that will enhance their complete reformation and rehabilitation to ease society's re-entering process.

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According to the FCTA, the suspected criminals were arrested in different uncompleted and undeveloped buildings around Maitama and Wuse II.

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