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Senate confirms Haliru Nababa as comptroller-general of prisons

  The senate has confirmed the nomination of Haliru Nababa as the new comptroller-general of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS). Th...

 


The senate has confirmed the nomination of Haliru Nababa as the new comptroller-general of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS).


The red chamber confirmed Nababa’s appointment at Wednesday’s plenary session after considering the report of the its committee on interior.

 

President Muhammadu Buhari had named him as the new head of the Nigerian prison on February 18.

 

He was subsequently screened by the senate committee on March 17 during which he spoke about the need to renovate some prisons across the country.


He had also called for improved funding for the NCS to be used to renovate structures, procure arms and ammunitions among other needs.

 

Nababa succeeds Jaafaru AAhmed who was has been in charge at the correctional service since 2016.

 

WHO IS THE NEW COMPTROLLER-GENERAL?


The new comptroller-general has over 30 years of experience in the management of offenders and administration of criminal justice system in Nigeria.

 

He joined the prisons service as an assistant superintendent of prisons in August 1990.

 

In January 2018, he was promoted to the rank of assistant comptroller-general and, in August 2020, was appointed deputy comptroller-general in charge of covering duty.

 

He was until now the head of the directorate of finance and accounts at the NCS headquarters in Abuja.