The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the appointment of Mr. Haliru Nababa as the Controller-General of the Nigerian Correctional Service.
This action followed the consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on Interior which screened Nababa under the Chairmanship of Senator Kashim Shettima.
The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), had in a letter on February 23, asked the Senate to confirm the appointment of Nababa, as the CG of the NCS.
Shettima observed that Nababa satisfied the requirements of Section 3(2), as contained in the Nigerian Correctional Service Act, 2019. According to him, the nominee while appearing for screening before the Committee, identified lack of adequate supply of arms and ammunitions to curb jail break in the country; lack of adequate funding; inadequate releases of allocations; deltoids toon of Correctional Centres structures as some challenges faced by the Nigerian Correctional Service.
He added that Nababa further noted that inmates awaiting trials are to be given urgent attention to decongest Centres, adding that, “efforts will be made to acquire more spaces in collaboration with the State Governors and stakeholders.”