Senate agrees to increase daily Feeding Cost of Prisoners in Correctional Facilities across Nigeria.

Written by on October 29, 2021

The Senate Committee on Interior has agreed to increase the daily feeding cost of prisoners in correctional facilities across Nigeria.

The issue was raised on Wednesday when the Comptroller General of Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS), Mr. Haliru Nababa appeared before the committee members to defend the 2022 budget of the agency.

Mr. Nabab, had told the committee that the current 450 naira feeding cost for each of the prisoners on daily basis has been increased to 750 naira as proposed in the 2022 budget estimates.

However, Senator Chukwuka Utazi, who is a member of the Senate Committee on Interior, said that 750 naira was not enough to serve as feeding money for the prisoners.

Utazi’s motion was seconded by Senator Ibrahim Oloriegbe, who said that 1,000 naira should be the minimum.

The committee also spoke on the need for renovation of correctional centres across the country to reduce continuous cases of jailbreak.

Kevin Madu



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