President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated a 3000 Capacity Ultra Modern Custodial Centre at Janguza, Kano State.
In his address delivered virtually, the president said his administration embarked on the construction of the 3000-Capacity Ultra Modern Custodial Centre in the six geopolitical zones of the country to mitigate the challenge of inmates’ congestion in some custodial centres and facilitate humane treatment of those in custody.
According to a statement by the spokesman of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), Abubakar Umar, Buhari further stressed that the new facility would reduce the government’s expenditure on transportation of inmates to and from courts, as the facility has five courtrooms for speedy access to justice.
In his remarks, the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbeshola, called on State governments to take charge of feeding inmates committed to federal custodial centres, for state offences.
This he said is in line with the amended constitution of the Federal Republic.
Speaking on behalf of the Executive Governor of Kano State, Secretary to the Kano State Government, Alh. Usman Alhaji, expressed optimism that the magnificent Custodial Centre would improve the operations of the NCoS.
In a vote of thanks, the Controller General of Corrections, Haliru Nababa, called on the public to accept the reformed inmates back to society as changed persons, stressing that any form of rejection would send them back to crime.