Posted on Thu 15 Aug 2019, 07:48 AM

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has signed a bill changing the Nigerian Prison Service to Nigerian Correctional Service.

Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, Senator Ita Enang disclosed this, while speaking to news men on Wednesday, explaining that the Correctional Service is made up of Custodial and Non Custodial Service.

He adds that the Non Custodial Service is intended to be a place of reformation and any person sentenced under this will not stay in custody but will have remediation.

In his words, “The non-custodial faculty of the correctional service is responsible for the administration of non-custodial measures, namely: community Service, probation, parole, restorative justice measures and such other measures as a court of competent jurisdiction may order. Restorative Justice measure approved in the Act include victim-offender mediation, family group conferencing, community mediation and other conciliatory measures as may be deemed necessary pre-trial, trial during imprisonment or even post- imprisonment stages.”

Enang also announced that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved changing the name of the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue state, to Joseph Sarwuan Tarka University, Makurdi.


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