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NCoS promotes 5,004 senior prison officers


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The Nigerian Correctional Service, NCoS, has promoted 5,004 senior officers who participated in the 2023 exercise conducted by the Civil Defence, Corrections, Fire and Immigration Services Board.

This is contained in a statement by the service spokesman, Assistant Controller of Corrections, Abubakar Umar, on Saturday in Abuja.

Mr Umar quoted the NCoS Controller General, Haliru Nababa, as charging the beneficiaries to get ready for more work knowing full well that promotion comes with additional responsibility.

Mr Nababa admonished the newly promoted officers to brace up for the tasks ahead.

He encouraged those that missed the promotion to remained steadfast as more opportunities abound in the future.

According to him, seven Controllers of Corrections were elevated to the rank of Assistant Controller General of Corrections, while 35 Deputy Controllers of Corrections were promoted to Controller of Corrections.

“Others promoted to new ranks include 68 Deputy Controllers of Corrections, 129 Assistant Controllers of Corrections, 426 Chief Superintendents of Corrections, and 650 Superintendents of Corrections.

“1,048 Deputy Superintendents of Corrections and 2,641 Assistant Superintendents of Corrections among whom are those qualified for upgrading and omitted from advancement,” he said.

The NCoS boss said the Service was committed to improving staff welfare as well as ensuring inmates were reformed and rehabilitated in line with accepted global standard.



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