Buhari extends tenure of prisons chief, promotes 10 other officers (FULL LIST)


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President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the tenure of the Controller-General, Nigeria Prisons Service, Ja’afaru Ahmed by one year with effect from  July 21.

Mrs  Georgina Ehuriah, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Interior, made the disclosure in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

The statement was signed by Mr Mohammed Manga, Director Press and Public Relations of the ministry.

Ehuriah, congratulated the Controller-General and urged him to ensure the consolidation of the on-going reforms in the Prisons Service in line with the policy thrust of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Ja’afaru whose tenure was to end on July 21, 2019 was recommended for the extension due to his track record of innovative reforms in the Prisons Service.

The extension was also to consolidate and complete some of the on-going programmes especially on human rights compliance, reformation and health care, agricultural and education programmes for inmates.

A seasoned prisons administrator, Ja’afaru until his appointment as the Controller-General, headed a number of prison formations across the country.

He was the Deputy Controller General in the Directorate of Administration and Supply at the Prisons National Headquarters, Abuja.

Meanwhile, the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board (CDFIPB) has promoted 10 officers from their former ranks of Assistant Controllers/Commandants and Assistant Comptrollers –General (ACGs).

The men moved to the ranks of Deputy Controllers/Commandants and  Deputy Comptrollers-General (DCGs) across its four Services.


Mrs  Georgina Ehuriah, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Interior, announced this on Friday in Abuja, in a statement signed by  Mr Mohammed Manga, Director Press and Public Relations of the ministry.

According to the statement, President Muhammadu Buhari approved the promotion thus enabling the board to act.

‘’The Board in compliance with its guidelines on Appointment, Promotion and Discipline has recently conducted written and oral examinations and interviews for the affected ranks in the respective Services.

‘’This is  with the aim of filling the available vacancies in tandem with the Federal Character Principle, for which each geo-political zone is expected to produce at least one officer on the rank of Deputy Controllers/Commandants and Deputy Comptrollers-General (DCGs).

“Consequently, President Muhammadu Buhari has therefore approved the promotion of the officers to their new ranks following their excellent performance both during the written and oral examinations as well as interviews recently conducted by the Board in line with its statutory responsibility.”

Ehuriah in the statement listed the names of the promoted officers as Azogu Gerald of federal fire service (Imo – South East)

Officers promoted in Nigeria Prison Service are: Bitrus Filibus (Borno – North East); Aremu Tajudeen (Oyo – South West); and Mbabure John (Delta – South South).

In the NSCDC THOSE promoted are: Adamu Soja (Yobe – North East); and Aminu Abdullahi Katsina (North West).

Others from NIS are Ogwu Julius (Benue – NorthCentral); Uebari Saro (Rivers – S/S); Idris Here (Kaduna – N/W) and Didi Adaeze (Rivers  – S/S).

Ehuriah urged the newly-promoted officers of the Services under the Ministry to ensure improved security and service delivery in line with the policy direction of the Buhari administration.

She congratulated the officers on their promotion and assured them of the support of the Ministry.

She however, implored them to reciprocate the gesture by giving the best of their service towards ensuring the consolidation of the reform policies of the present Administration.

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