Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the extension of tenure of office of the Controller-General of the Nigeria Prisons Service, Ja’afaru Ahmed by one year with effect from July 21, 2019.
In a statement, the Director (Press and Public Relations), in the Ministry of Interior, Mohammed Manga, said, Ja’afaru whose tenure is to end on July 21, 2019, was recommended for the extension due to his track record of innovative reforms in the prisons service and the need to consolidate and complete some of the on-going programmes especially on human rights compliance, reformation and health care, agricultural and education programmes for the inmates.
While congratulating the Controller-General, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Georgina Ekeoma Ehuriah, urged him to ensure the consolidation of the on-going reforms in the prisons service in line with the policy thrust of the administration of President Buhari which is geared towards ushering the next-level of socio-economic development of Nigeria.
A seasoned prisons administrator, Ja’afaru until his appointment as the Controller-General, headed a number of prison formations across the country.
He was the Deputy Controller General (covering duties) in the Directorate of Administration and Supply at the Prisons National Headquarters, Abuja.