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The Federal Government says it targets to recruit six-thousand personnel for the Nigeria Prison Service in the ongoing recruitment exercise.

The Minister of Interior, Retired Lieutenant-General Abdulrahman Dambazau disclosed this when he paid Governor Willie Obiano a courtesy visit at the Governor's Lodge, Amawbia.
Lieutenant General Dambazau revealed that the recruitment initiative is part of efforts by the Federal Government to ensure that the Nigerian Prison Service meets the minimum United Nations' standard for the treatment and rehabilitation of prisoners.
Describing the inability of prisoners to appear in court to prove their cases as a major challenge in that light, the Minister revealed that the Ministry has procured vehicles to convey prisoners to court while on the long-run, the Federal Government is working out modalities to have courts established near prisons so as to save cost.
On the issue of congested prisons across the country, the Minister said his Ministry has mapped out strategies to permanently address the anomaly which has been approved by the Federal Executive Council and forwarded to the National Economic Council for further action.
Lieutenant General Dambazau while thanking Governor Obiano for the reception assured that the Federal Government will continue to partner the State in relevant areas to meet the demands of good governance from the people. 
Earlier, while speaking after a close-door meeting with the Minister, Governor Obiano explained that the Minister was in the State to commission two erosion sites done by the Federal Government at Nnobi and Alor and expressed appreciation for the intervention.

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