Edited By Nkiru Njemanze
As part of efforts to ensure discipline of personnel and entrench international correctional best practices, the Nigerian Correctional Service, NCoS, has dismissed two personnel and sanctioned thirty-five others.
A statement by the Public Relations Officer of the Service, Abubakar Umar says the officers were sanctioned for misconduct ranging from trafficking in contrabands, unauthorized absence from duty, stealing, negligence of duty, criminal conspiracy, as well as aiding and abetting crime.
According to the statement, the offenses that constitute threats to the security of correctional facilities can jeopardize public safety and national security.
It says, the Controller General of Corrections, Haliru Nababa will continue to reward diligence and exceptional performances but would not hesitate to punish erring personnel according to the provisions of extant laws.
It maintains that the Service will leave no stone unturned to ensure that ‘bad eggs’ are flushed out of the system.
The statement assures that the Service will continue to perform its statutory mandate with integrity and ethical standards in line with international best practices.
Written by: Blessing Nyor