The Federal Government has said it will build a 3000-capacity ultra-modern prison facility across the country.
This is part of the measures to make Nigerian Prisons service a reformation center .
The Comptroller-General (CG) of Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS) ,Ja’afaru Ahmed, made the known in a statement by the Service’s Public Relations Officer, Francis Enobore.
The Service has since signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the European Union on a deradicalisation programme for inmates.
“Worthy of note is the current Federal Government financial intervention to address infrastructural gaps that have existed over the years.
“modern cells are being constructed in different locations to replace old and dilapidated cells in order to improve living conditions of inmates.
“Furthermore a 3000 capacity ultra-modern prison with all the requirements for successful reformation of inmates will soon come on stream.”
“that through the collaboration of development partners such as the EU, UNODC, PRAWA, UNICEF, etc, the staff of the NPS are being equipped to face the challenges of modern penal management.
“In this regard, a Memorandum of Understanding has recently been signed by the Nigerian Prisons Service on behalf of the Federal Government with the European Union on Deradicalisation programme, which he says is novel due to the fact that terrorism is a new security challenge facing mankind. ” He stated.
Ahmed further charged officers and personnel to respect the fundamental rights of inmates.
Stella Enenche , Abuja