We’ve Had More Jailbreaks Since Prison Changed To Correctional Centres – Senate President

SENATE President Godswill Akpabio has said Nigeria has experienced more jailbreaks since the change of name from prison service to correctional centers.

He stated this during plenary on Tuesday in Abuja, while commenting on two legislations billed for concurrence.

They are the bill to repeal and enact the law establishing Revenue Mobilsation Allocation and Fiscal Commission, and bill to repeal the Fire Service Act and enact Federal Fire and Rescue Service.

Senate Minority Leader, Abba Morro argued that there was no need to change the name because the “rescue component” is already part of the responsibility of the fire service.

“I do not think there is a need for that,” Moro said.

Also the Senate President Akpabio, said there was need to examine such laws.

He said, “This is something to be looked at. When you are convicted, you are supposed to learn a skill. But since we changed the name to the correctional centre, there have been more jailbreaks.”

Recall that in 2019, former President Muhammadu Buhari signed into law the bill that changed the name of the Nigerian Prison Service to Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS).

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