The Executive Governor of Plateau state, Barrister Caleb Manasseh Mutfwang, has commended the Federal Government for siting a 3000-capacity Maximum Security Custodial Centre in Jos, Plateau state.

The Executive Governor made the commendation when he paid a scheduled visit to the Controller General of Corrections, Haliru Nababa FICMC, MFR, mni, in his office at the National Headquarters along Airport road in Abuja.

The Executive Governor, who upon arrival inspected a guard of honour, appreciated the Controller General for the 3000-capacity facility which is currently being constructed in Jos, Plateau state capital.

He went further to state that the Nigerian Correctional Service is an important institution with the primary objective to reform, rehabilitate and reintegrate offender; ‘however, the Service is not properly funded to carry out its core mandates,’ he said.

The governor opined that the state of infrastructure in Jos Custodial Centre makes it difficult for meaningful reformation of offenders; therefore, siting the modern custodial facility in the state is a step in the right direction.

The governor also requested the Controller General of Corrections (CGC) to consider Plateau state indigenes in future recruitments as well as appointments in the management of the Service.

He also sought permission of the CGC to allow the state send a delegation to the prototype facility in Janguza, Kano state, to understudy the facility in order to allow the state government to provide ancillary services which may be needed for the smooth functioning of the facility when completed.

While welcoming the Executive Governor and his entourage, the Controller General of Corrections, Haliru Nababa MFR, mni, appreciated the governor for the visit.

He went further to reel out some of the intervention that the Service is carrying out in Plateau state command.

He called on the governor to support the Service especially as it pertains to issues bothering on the land where the facility is sited.

He also requested to governor to support the Service in fostering skills and vocational training as well as formal education in Custodial centres in Plateau state.

Highpoints of the visit was exchange of mementos, watching of documentary about prototype facility in Janguza, Kano, a group photograph, and exchange of pleasantries.


Assistant Controller of Corrections

Public Relations Officer

Nigerian Correctional Service