The President and Commander in Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, has honoured the immediate past Controller General of Corrections, Ja’afaru Ahmed, FICMC, and the incumbent Corrections boss, Haliru Nababa, FICMC, mni, as well as the Deputy Controller of Corrections in-charge of Non-Custodial Measures, Ahmad Muhammad Tukur, fsi in appreciation of their patriotic and selfless services to their fatherland.
The retired Controller General, Ja’afaru Ahmed FICMC, was awarded the Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR) for his impact on the Nigerian Correctional Service; some of which are lobbying for the enactment of the Nigerian Correctional Service Act as well as capacity building in the areas of massive staff training and retraining, provision of operational facilities, and initiating the construction of six (6) 3000 capacity mega custodial centres in Nigeria, among others.
The present Controller General, Haliru Nababa FICMC, mni, was honoured with Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) for continuing with the developmental efforts of his predecessor, facilitating the massive construction of staff housing, enhancing offenders’ welfare as well as fast-tracking the implementation of the Nigerian Correctional Service Act 2019; while the Deputy Controller General, Ahmad Tukur, fsi, also invested with Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) for improving security in custodial centres and promoting robust synergy between the Service and sister security agencies.
In an address at a reception to honour the award recipients held at the Abdulrahman Dambazau Conference Centre, the Deputy Controller General of Corrections in charge of the operations directorate, DCG Sylvester Nwakuche mni, stated that the award recipients have made the service and the nation proud through their various accomplishments, hence the awards.
Umar Abubakar AICMC, ANIPR
Assistant Controller of Corrections
National Public Relations Officer