Abuja - The Federal Government has said that it is ready to receive Nigerians serving various jail terms in different prisons across the world.
This was contained in a statement signed by Francis Enobore, the Spokesperson of the Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS).
The statement said the decision followed the Prison Transfer Agreement entered with the governments of the various countries involved.
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A former governor of Delta state, James Ibori, is among some high-profile Nigerians currently serving jail terms in the United Kingdom.
According to the statement, Dr Peter Ekpendu, the Comptroller-General of the NPS made the disclosure during an inspection visit to the Kuje Medium Security Prison.
The Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, and officials of the UK Embassy in Nigeria were among dignitaries that paid the inspection visit.
Source: PM news
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