Reps probe utilisation of N613.5bn in Nigerian Correctional Service


The resolution was passed sequel to the adoption of a motion on the ‘Need to investigate the Nigerian Correctional Service’, sponsored by the Minority Leader, Hon Ndudi Elumelu, who decried the well-being of inmates despite the approval of the whooping sum of N17 billion annually on the feeding of convicts and awaiting trial inmates in the 244 Correctional Services nationwide.

In his lead debate, Hon. Elumelu observed that over N613.5 billion was appropriated for the Nigerian Correctional Service in the last 10 years, with a sum of N4 billion in 2015, N14 billion in 2016, N16.6 billion in 2017 and a higher sum of budgetary allocation in both 2018 and 2019, with each year having over…

Source: Nigerian Tribune