Nigerian Prisons Service


The Controller General of Nigerian Prisons Service (CGP), Mr Zakari Ohinoyi Ibrahim, MFR, mni has played host to the new Acting Comptroller General of Immigration (CGI), Rilwanu B. Musa, mni.

Following the compulsory retirement of the former Comptroller General of Immigration, Mrs Rose Uzoma, Rilwanu B. Musa being the most senior Deputy Comptroller General of Immigration (DCGI) was made to take over the running of the Immigration Service in acting capacity pending his confirmation or the appointment of a substantive Comptroller General.

As part of his familiarisation tour his first point of call was the National Headquarters of the Nigerian Prisons Service in Abuja. In a brief ceremony held at the CGP’s Conference Room the new Acting CGI said the Prisons and Immigration Service had a lot in common and therefore should work together.

He called for collaboration between the two Services in areas of information sharing and trainings. He said the idea of joint training will go a long way in cementing the relationship and understanding between the two Services which will ultimately lead to a better society, pointing out that Prisons being the oldest paramilitary organisation in the country, they (Immigration Service) had a lot to learn from the NPS.

Mr Zakary Ohinoyi Ibrahim, the Controller General of Prisons agreed with the CGI that the two Services indeed had a common denominator, being the pioneer members of the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Board (CDFIPB). He promised his total commitment to a mutual working relationship with the Acting CGI, who he addressed as his brother and friend. The CGP said he was honoured to be the first port of call and promised to render any support within his powers to aid the success of his administration, while also praying for the confirmation of his appointment.

Present at the meeting were all the Directorate heads or their representatives. Also in attendance were the Director of Finance and Account and the Legal Adviser

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