How I Promoted 30,000 NCoS Personnel Stagnated for Over 14 Years–Ja’afaru Ahmed
AREWA AGENDA- The immediate-past Controller General of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), Ja’afaru Ahmed, in a valedictory speech, has said that he promoted a total of 30,000 personnel, including many that were stagnated for over 14 years.
This was between May 17, 2016 to January 2021, when he held sway as the NCoS helmsman.
Ahmed, on Thursday, disclosed this during a ‘Pulling-out Ceremony’ organized to honour him, at the NCoS Headquarters in Abuja.
According to him, his administration initiated a total of 918 projects aimed at tackling the challenge of dearth of infrastructure, including a 3,000 capacity ultra-modern Custodial Centres in each geo-political zone, across the country.
“Happily, a total of 745 of the projects have been completed while 173 projects are at various stages of completion,” he added.
The immediate-past NCoS boss, further revealed that his leadership addressed the problem of logistics, by procuring a total of 504 assorted operational vehicles to add to NCoS fleet.
He said: “36 tractors were procured to revive the moribund Farm Centres to increase output and skills acquisition for the inmates. Our training schools and colleges across the country are now functional and brought to speed in terms of content and quality training.
“We equally embarked on massive procurement of drugs and rehabilitation of our hospitals and clinics to which you are all living witnesses, a feat that has restored our dignity as we are no longer seen as beggars.
“Significantly, I have successfully piloted the signing of the Nigerian Correctional Service Act, 2019 by Mr. President. This has ushered in a new vista of hope to address the lingering problem of overcrowding and other associated challenges.”
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