Command structure

For effective execution of its mandate the Nigerian Prisons Service Command structure is broken down into:

1. 1 National Headquarters, Abuja

2. 8 Zonal Commands, and

3. 36 State Commands

 

Below is a chart showing the distribution of Zones, States and Prisons

ZONES STATES STATE CAPITAL

ZONE A

LAGOS

LAGOS  LAGOS
OGUN ABEOKUTA
 

ZONE B

 

KADUNA

JIGAWA DUTSE
KANO KANO
KADUNA KADUNA
KATSINA KATSINA
 

ZONE C

 

BAUCHI

GOMBE GOMBE
TARABA JALINGO
ADAMAWA YOLA
BORNO MAIDUGURI
YOBE DAMATURU
BAUCHI BAUCHI
 

ZONE D

 

MINNA

KWARA ILORIN
KEBBI BIRNIN-KEBI
ZAMFARA GUSAU
SOKOTO SOKOTO
NIGER MINNA
 

ZONE E

 

OWERRI

ABIA UMUAHIA
AKWA-IBOM UYO
IMO OWERRI
CROSS RIVER CALABAR
RIVERS PORT HARCOURT
BAYELSA YENAGOA
 

ZONE F

 

IBADAN

OSUN OSHOGBO
ONDO AKURE
EKITI ADO – EKITI
OYO IBADAN

 

   

ZONE G

 

BENIN

ANAMBRA AWKA
EDO BENIN
DELTA ASABA
EBONYI ABAKALIKI
ENUGU ENUGU
 

ZONE H

 

MAKURDI

BENUE MAKURDI
NASARAWA NASARAWA
PLATEAU JOS
KOGI LOKOJA

Nigerian Prisons Service,

National Headquarters, Bill Clinton Drive, Airport Road, Abuja, Nigeria