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No plans to change uniform of prison official - FG

02 January 2016, 10:05

Abuja - The Federal Government‎ has dismissed reports in a section of the media that plans are under way to change the uniform of officers of the Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS).

The Minister of Interior, Lieutenant General Abdulrahman Dambazau (retired) said this in a statement signed by Mr Bassey Akpanyung, the Permanent Secretary in the ministry on Friday in Abuja.

"The attention of the minister, Lieutenant General Abdulrahman Dambazau has been drawn to a publication to the effect that plans are underway to change the fatigue uniform of officers of the NPS.

"General Dambazau states that no such issue was discussed at any of its management meetings and therefore the report is false," he said.

The minister said that the priority of the Federal Government as regards to the NPS ``remains the prisons reform’’.

He said that the reform would specifically focus on prison decongestion, rehabilitation of convicts, improved welfare for officers as well as enhanced logistics and capacity building.

Dambazau urged media practitioners to always cross check their reports before publication.

It will be recalled that a section of the media had reported that the Federal Government plans to change the uniform of prison officials.



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