Kwara State Governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed, on Sunday called for an urgent reform of the prison system in the country.
The governor made the call while receiving the Comptroller-General (CG) of Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS), Mr. Ja’afaru Ahmed in Ilorin.
He said that the action was necessary to enable the prisons to achieve their role of reforming convicted prisoners before their re-entry into society.
The Prisons CG was in Ilorin following a violent clash which had occurred between inmates and warders at the Oke Kura Prison in Ilorin.
Ahmed described the incident as unfortunate, saying that the restructuring of the prison system was expedient.
He said the reforms should address the challenges affecting administration of prisons in the country, especially in the area of infrastructure…
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