Nigerian Prisons Service


The Controller General of Prisons and Acting Inspector General of Prisons have pledged their commitment to renewed collaboration between their two agencies

This pledge was made when the IGP, Mr Kpotum Idris, mni paid a courtesy call on the CGP.


The IGP said as he is new in the saddle as the IG, he found it expedient to go round the agencies in the Security architecture of the country to establish a good working relationship with them. He said his visit was borne out of the necessity for the Police and Prisons to work together as a team. He said to achieve peace and stability in the country the Nigeria Police Force must coordinate with other security agencies especially the Prisons Service.


The IGP acknowledged that the Prisons is a repository of information due to the nature of the work they (prisons) do as custodians of the deviants in the society and therefore a veritable source of intelligence gathering.


Kpotum Idris said the platform for information sharing and collaboration was what he called the “Joint Operation Centre”. He said the Centre will be established in all the States of the Federation and this Centre would serve as a centre for information and intelligence gathering in order to keep abreast of the security situation in the country at all times. He therefore solicited for the cooperation of the NPS for the Centre to achieve its objective.


The Controller General of Prisons, Ja’afaru Ahmed in his reply congratulated the IGP on his appointment and pledged his support to the new IGP, promising that any way his assistance is needed, he would gladly oblige, pointing out that all should work together for the common good of Nigeria and Nigerians.


The Inspector General was accompanied by a retinue of his senior officers.