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​​Prison Service redeploys top officers

32 senior officers of the Nigerian Prisons Service have been redeployed by the Controller General of Prisons (CGP),  Ja’afaru Ahmed. 

This is contained in a posting instruction issued on the 1st of August, 2017 and signed by the CGP.


The Public Relations Officer of the Service, Deputy Controller of Prisons Francis Enobore said the posting was done in order to have the recently promoted Deputy Controller Generals take charge as substantive Directorate heads, while also addressing “some administrative gaps pursuant to the present administration’s drive for excellent service delivery.”


In the posting, DCG Shehu Kangiwa heads the Finance & Account Directorate while DCG Dorathy Atagiri takes charge of the Directorate of Health & Social Welfare Services. 


DCG MBE Shemfe heads the Directorate of Operations and DCG Charles Ahaotu heads Works & Logistics Directorate.


DCG Ogundana Jerome who was the Zonal Coordinator in charge of Zone A Lagos now takes charge of the Directorate of Inmates Training & Productivity.


Others include ACG Emmanuel Ogundele mni who takes over Prisons Academy, Ijebu-Igbo as Commandant, ACG KA Babalola moves to Zone A, Lagos as Zonal Coordinator. ACG AI Omale, CP Bukar Shettima Hauwa and CP KN Okuori proceed on retirement.


The redeployment also affected 21 other senior officers across board.

Recall that on 14th July, 2017, 5 Assistant Controllers General promoted to the rank of Deputy Controllers General of Prisons were formally decorated by the Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulraman Bello Dambazau (rtd).

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