The Nigerian Correctional Service is an arm of the Criminal Justice System domiciled in the Ministry of Interior.
The Nigerian Correctional Service is a federal phenomenon. i.e. there are no State Correctional Services in the Nigeria. Every Custodial Centre is a Federal Facility. The operation of the Service is supervised by the Ministry of Interior and the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Corrections Board.
The Service derives its operational powers from the Nigerian Correctional Act, 2019.