The Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) has disclosed that over 11,000 officers have been promoted as part of efforts to boost the morale of the rank and file.
The Controller General of the NPS, (CGP) Mr Ja’afaru Ahmed, who received an Award of Icon of Crisis Management in Nigeria from the Centre of Crisis Communication, stated this at a workshop on Information Management for Command Officers and Public Relations Officers of the Nigerian Prisons Service holding in Kaduna.
“I am glad to disclose that the Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) has promoted over 11,000 Personnel to boost staff morale and their productivity. We have also compiled the list of qualified officers for the next promotion exercise which is coming out soon,” he said.
He noted that the federal government has included in next year’s budget the plan to recruit 6,000 officers and men to boost the capacity of the service in achieving its statutory mandates.
If the budget is approved, he said, it would further enhance several deliverables both on the part of inmates and the staff in general.
Ahmed also said the goal of the Nigerian Prisons Service under his leadership is to have a system that provides conditions of imprisonment above the minimum standard prescribed by the United Nations, stating that recent developments attest to this drive.