Nigerian Prisons Service now Nigerian Correctional Service

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

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the Nigerian Correctional Service Bill into law.

Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.

The Act repeals the Nigerian Prisons Service Act.


According to the statement, the Act provides for two main faculties of the Correctional Service – custodial service and non-custodial service.

The President also approved a change of name for the Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi in Benue State.

The new name for the institution is Joseph Sarwuan Tarka University, Makurdi.