FG frees 951 inmates, 430 others gain admission to University

By Factnews on 31/01/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 242


The Federal Government, through the National Stakeholders on Prison Reforms, has freed 951 inmates across three geo-political zones of the country.

The inmates had to meet conditions for release before benefitting from the prison decongestion programme. 430 inmates also gained admission to the National Open University while three more are on the verge of completing their doctorate degrees.

This was disclosed by the Public Relations Officer of the Nigerian Prisons Service, DCP Francis Enobore at a joint news conference with the Executive Director, Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action PRAWA, Dr. Uju Agomoh. 


He said:

“At the same time, 951 others have been freed by the Nigerian Prison Services due to the intervention of the national stakeholders which paid various fines imposed on them by various courts as conditions for their freedom. In the education sector, I am pleased to announce that 430 of our prisoners are running various degree courses at NOUN. The new reform efforts allowed them to access university education in order to make a life out of prison meaningful for them."

 

He also revealed that agricultural centers have been an opener to engage the over 65,000 prisoners in the country. He said:

 

‘’Since Nigeria spends N450 per day in feeding each of the over 65, 000 inmates, the current prison management decided to open 17 new farm centers.’’

 

 

Posted on January, 31 2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


You may also like...
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala responds to "integrity challenged charlatan", Femi...

IKWUANO LGA RESULTS

Alibaba joins the fight against piracy

Buhari’s opponent should run away if president contests...

INEC insists on the use of PVC's, card...

NPFL big guns fail to fly

Putin expresses hope of working with Trump, Congratulates...

PDP holds convention in December

Arsenal Star Aaron Ramsey Passed Fit Ahead of...

Ebonyi Distributes Over N700m To Farmers

Cameroon vs Nigeria: Buhari celebrates Super Eagles' 1-1...

'No war; It is either Biafra or death'...
News Abia Election Special (3) Abia Supplementary Polls Update (18) Abia Supplementary Result update (22) Appointments (8) Breaking News (195) Business (40) Campus News (3) Crime (111) Economy (105) Education (116) Entertainment (144) Fashion and Style (3) General (786) Health (107) Inside Africa (40) International News (303) Interviews (28) National (1914) Politics (898) Press Releases (107) Religion (9) Security (125) Sports (430) Technology (23) World News (87)

 

 

Advertisement

 

Latest News Ikpeazu restates commitment to accountability and transparency in governance Abia returns mission schools to owners 34-year-old bridge collapses in Abia ‘Emenike is Abia APC’s only credible governorship aspirant’ AGF Malami hire American firms to plant pro-Buhari op-ed in U.S. papers, Premium Times reveals Buhari overrules IGP's order on Adeleke's invitation Abia: New governorship permutations Osun election: I’ll win and dance to Govt House, says Adeleke Soldiers clear Onitsha drainage during heavy downpour Nigeria’s fate beyond 2019 depends on INEC, security agencies— Makarfi

 

Most Read Islamic agenda for Nigeria – Pastor Bosun (22,920 views) The show of shame that sealed Justice Uzokwe’s fate (17,351 views) 47 YEARS AFTER, HIS EXCELLENCY, COMMODORE EBITU UKIWE (Rtd) MAKES THE “OFO NDI IGBO” RECIPIENTS LIST (15,123 views) Breaking News : Dr Okezie Ikpeazu resigns from Abia State Environmental Sanitation Agency (ASEPA). (7,335 views) Lawyers accuse Lagos Police of working for PDP (7,085 views) Radio Biafra delivers AM Transmitter (6,862 views) ‘Why fuel scarcity persists’ (5,710 views) Nurse Justina Obi Ejelonu, one of the nurses that contracted Ebola virus is dead!!! (5,450 views) 2015: Abia’s plethora of governorship aspirants (5,245 views) Breaking News : 2015 - Abaribe withdraws from Abia guber race, backs Ikpeazu (5,238 views)