New broom Ahmed sweeps Prisons service clean

Controller-General of Prisons, Ja’afaru AhmedEMEKA OKONKWO
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE Controller-General of Prisons, Ja’afaru Ahmed, is confident the reshuffle of the service will enhance service delivery and the reform of inmates.

Ahmed has approved a major redeployment of senior officers of the Nigerian Prisons Service nationwide.

Effective Monday this week, EO Ogundele now heads the Directorate of Inmates’ Training.

He takes over from Ali Bala Salihi, who has been retired from service.

Musa Usman from Zone ‘D’ Minna now heads the Directorate of Administration and Supply while Charles Ahaotu takes over the Directorate of Works and Logistics.

Shehu Kangiwa heads the Directorate of Finance and Budget while Musa Salami from Zone ‘C’ Bauchi superintendents over Health and Social Welfare Directorate.

Etsu Ubi now heads the Operations Directorate.

Other senior officers affected in the mass movement include 6 Zonal Coordinators, 25 State Controllers and 32 officers in-charge of different prison formations across the country.

Ahmed noted the movement became necessary to inject fresh orientation in the workforce, reduce idleness and truancy particularly at the National Headquarters in order to enhance efficiency.

“The era where officers spend their entire work life in one location and on a particular post is over.”
Such practice, he observed, did not allow for sustenance of security in the prison yard and also negated sound understanding of the dynamics of penal management that was needed to make a difference in the life of offenders.

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