Perm Sec Urge NPS to Engage Layers to Achieve Prison Decongestion

The newly posted to Permanent Secretary to Ministry of Interior Mr Georgian Ehurian, request for the decongestion of prison across the country. Mr. Ehurian told the Nigerian Prison service (NPS) that, they should call on the attention of layers to decongest prison across Nigeria.

He made these known today moday 25 of March 2019 via statement by Mr Francis Enobore, the public relation Officer of NPS.

According to National Television Authority (NTA) Enobore said the permanent secretary had developed interest in prison decongestion, with a pledge to support the service make progress in the reducing population of inmates.

He said that Ehurian noted during her visit to NPS headquarters that most prisons were overcrowded with inmates on awaiting trials and suggested that lawyers could help reverse the trend.

He added that the PS shared her experience in law and criminal cases, which developed her interest in the situation around the prisons.

He said that Ehurian congratulated the Controller-General of Prisons (CGP) Mr Ja’afaru Ahmed on his recorded achievements.

He said that the CGP had earlier solicited the support of the PS to help in prison decongestion, which he described as the major challenge bedeviling the Service.

According to the CGP “So far the service has recorded some achievements which include the provision of logistics for conveying the prisoners to court, educational programmes for inmate, improvement on staff welfare and infrastructural upgrade.”

Until her posting to the Ministry of Interior, She had worked as the Permanent Secretary at the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSOF).

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Ehurian took over from Dr Mohammed Bello-Umar, who has been moved to Ministry of Power, Works, and Housing. (NAN)

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