By Esther Onyegbula
lagos—NIGERIAN Prison Service, NPS, has implored its officers and men to be above board and to see themselves as agents of change.
Comptroller-General, CG, of NPS, Ahmed Ja’faru, gave the advice while addressing 408 officers at their passing out of NPS 8th Chief Superintendent of Prisons development course at the Prisons training College, Kirikiri Apapa Lagos
Ja’faru who was represented by Babalola Kunle, Zonal Coordinator for Lagos and Ogun states’ prisons urged the NPS personnel to see themselves as ambassador of NPS College wherever they found themselves.
According to him, the current leadership of the NPS had a zero tolerance for inefficiency, saying “Practice the knowledge you have acquired. There is no point acquiring knowledge without putting it into practice. You are now equipped with necessary tools. With these tools, I think you will be in a better position to carry out your duties efficiently.
In his own remark, the Commandant of the NPS training college, Aremu Tajudeen said the course was initiated by the current CG of NPS with the focus on the “continuous training and retraining of prison workforce for optimal manpower capacity development to effectively track the service mandate of safe custody, reformation, rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders to promote a safer society which is the bed rock and precondition of development.”
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