Aregbesola, Malami in attendance as prison boss Ahmed retires

Comptroller–General of the Nigerian Prisons Service Jaafaru Ahmed
Comptroller–General, Nigerian Prisons Service, Jaafaru Ahmed

The Nigerian Correctional Service on Thursday organised a parade in honour of its Comptroller-General Ja’afaru Ahmed who retires after 31 years of service.

Born on July 21, 1959, Ahmed joined the NCS in November 1989.

Dignitaries who graced the parade include the special guest and Minister of Interior Rauf Aregbesola, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation Abubakar Malami; and the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior Shuaib Belgore.

Others are representatives of service chiefs, Comptroller-General of Immigration Muhammad Babadende, and acting Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Madu Kelechi.

Ahmed transformed the prisons from Nigerian Prisons Service to the Nigerian Correctional Service.

The Kebbi native bagged a degree in History from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1984.

He was appointed head of prisons by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2016.