Another Federal Agency Shake Up: Nigerian Prison’s Service Redeploys 63 Senior Officers


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The Controller-General of the Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS), Ja’afaru Ahmed has redeployed 63 top officers of the service across the country.

DCP Francis Enobore, the prisons spokesman, in a statement quoted the prisons boss as saying that the shake-up became necessary to inject fresh orientation in the workforce.

He added that it will reduce idleness and truancy particularly at the National Headquarters in order to enhance efficiency.

The posting letter issued on Monday, July 11, has the directorate of inmates’ training and productivity now headed by ACG, E. O. Ogundele. He takes over from ACG Ali Bala Salihi, mni, who has been retired from service.

ACG Musa Usman from Zone ‘D’ Minna now heads the Directorate of Administration and Supply, while ACG Charles Ahaotu takes over the Directorate of Works and Logistics.

ACG Shehu Kangiwa heads the Directorate of Finance and Budget, while ACG Musa Salami from Zone ‘C’ Bauchi superintendents over Health and Social Welfare Directorate.

The Operations Directorate is now headed by ACG Etsu Ubi, fdc.

Other senior officers affected include 6 Zonal Coordinators, 25 State Controllers and 32 officers in-charge of different prison formations across the country.

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