Uproar In Prisons Service As Officers Oppose New Policy

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Officers and men of the Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) have reacted to the decision by the minister of interior, Gen Abdulrahman Dambazau to change the fatigue uniforms of the personnel. 

Vanguard reports that Gen. Dambazau had at a recent meeting with the management team of the service announced his resolve to change the fatigues of its personnel in an effort to boost their morale.

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Meanwhile, some officers who craved anonymity advised the minister to look into the issues of promotion and better working condition for men of the service adding that the change of uniform would lead to extortion from personnel.

He said: “The service now has only about 18 functional Black Marias. We still have prisons built with mud. We lack escort vehicles. Many of us have stagnated on one rank for years. These are issues that should be addressed and not a change of uniform which is at best, merely cosmetic,” he added.

Another junior-level personnel said: “I can bet that even when they are asked to give us the uniforms for free, there are those who would still place their own monetary demands on top and tell you it is for logistics.”

The Nigerian Prisons Service was established Decree No.9 of 1972 to take custody take into lawful custody all those certified to be so kept by courts of competent jurisdiction.  It is under the supervision of the Ministry of Interior.

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