Pay Us Or Prisoners Will Starve – Prison Contractors Tell FG


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Prison contractors under the aegis of the Nigeria Prison Service Ration and Gas Contractors (NPSRGC) have appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene so as to settle a N6 billion debt owed them by the Nigeria Prison Service or prisoners will starve.

The contractors who supply food and gas to the various prisons across the country said that they have not been paid since the beginning of this year.

According to a letter dated November 13 and addressed to the President, they complained that they have had to go to the banks to borrow money to supply the food and gas considering the accumulative interests, while stating that some of them have had to sell their personal property to meet up with the supply schedule.

“Needless to say that if prisoners and inmates of the nation’s prisons are not fed for two days, they could go haywire and the consequences are not good to imagine.

“We don’t want any national embarrassment for Mr. President and his new government.

“We are therefore appealing to the Commander-In-Chief to mobilize funds from anywhere to settle our bill before it is too late, knowing that top on his priority is security.

“We have endured long enough,” they said.


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