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Paltry inmate feeding allowance could lead to revolt

03 February 2016, 06:54

Abuja - The Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Prisons Service has warned Government of a possible revolt by prison inmates due to a N222.30k proposed for daily feeding, Punch reports.

Peter Ezenwa, the Comptroller-General, raised the alarm following the reversal of the original N10.6 billion proposed for the sustenance of over 65,000 inmates in the country.

Also read: I. Coast President cuts sentence for 3 100 prisoners

Speaking before the House Committee on Interior, Ezenwa revealed that the proposal excluded liabilities owed to food contractors for previous supplies.

Ezenwa credited the mediocre allowance as one of the reasons behind protests conducted by both food contractors and inmates alike.

A proposed N6.4 billion for the procurement of computers in the Ministry of Interior was also interrogated, with lawmakers seeking answers as to the high cost of research and what content would be generated as a result.

Read more at Punch

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