From Joseph Inokotong, Abuja
The Acting Controller General of Corrections (Ag CGC) John Mrabure has assured that staff welfare will be given priority attention in his administration.
He made the pledge in his maiden address at the Nigerian Correctional Service Headquarters, Abuja.
While addressing the staff, the Ag CG eulogised the former Controller General of Corrections, Ja’afaru Ahmed, for laying a formidable foundation in all facets of the Service, promising to develop necessary frameworks to maintain the infrastructure to enhance durability.
He stressed that in addition to the welfare packages already on the ground, efforts will be intensified to ensure that promotion arrears are regularly paid.
He equally said that capacity building will be strengthened in other to restore confidence and professionalism in the staff.
He commended the personnel for their sense of loyalty and dedication to duty.
In his words, ‘without mincing words, the accomplishments recorded by the Service are products of your collective commitment, resilience and determination to break barriers and rise above daunting challenges.’
In a statement issued on Monday by the NCoS Public Relations Officer, CC Enobore, MNIPR, mni, Mrabure noted that another critical area of attention by his administration will be the security of custodial centres across the country.
He charged the personnel to deploy their professionalism in ensuring that custodial facilities are adequately protected from violation by hoodlums.
‘A situation where our facilities are attacked by hoodlum and violated with reckless abandon and inmates release with little or no resistance will no longer be tolerated,’ he further stated.
On 21 January 2021, the tenure of Ja’afaru came to an end after an additional extension of six months granted him by the President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, for his developmental strides in the Service.
Pending the appointment of a substantive Controller General of Corrections, John Mrabure, being the most senior officer in the Service, was appointed as Acting Controller General of Corrections.