NGO lauds FG over prison reforms


A Lagos-based NGO, Anchor Heritage, has lauded the federal government over ongoing reforms at the Nigerian Prisons Service, now Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS).

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Mr Bademi Oladipupo, President of the organisation, in a telephone interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the NCS bill into law.

Recalls that Buhari had on Wednesday,  assented to the NCS bill, repealing the Nigeria Prisons Service Act.

“Our organisation with great pleasure welcomes the news of the long-awaited imminent reform of the Nigerian prison system as the Federal Government signed the Nigerian correctional service bill.

“This new bill repealed the Nigerian Prisons Act and proclaimed the treatment of our prisons as correctional centres,” he said.

He said ongoing reforms at the defunct NPS aligned with the vision and plans of the organisation.

Oladipupo said the organisation had embarked on massive…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper