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Nigerian Prisons Service Changes Name To Nigerian Correctional Service by damiloladuke: 6:49pm On Aug 14
A new bill signed into law on Wednesday by President Muhammadu Buhari has effected a change of name for the Nigerian Prisons Service.

From henceforth, it will be referred to as the Nigerian Correctional Service.

Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, Ita Enang, made the disclosure while speaking with journalists covering the State House in Abuja on Wednesday.

Read the full statement below

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY MATTERS: PRESIDENTIAL ASSENT

1. Nigerian Correctional Service Act, 2019

2. Federal Universities of Agriculture (Amendment No.2) Act, 2019

His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari has assented the within named Acts, as analysed below:

Nigerian Correctional Service Bill, 2019
This Act repeals the Prisons Acts and changes the name from Nigeria Prisons Service to Nigerian Correctional Service, otherwise known as “the Correctional Service.”

There are, according to the Act, two main faculties of the Correctional Service, namely:
(a) Custodial Service
(b) Non-custodial Service

The Custodial Service is to:

(a) custody and take control of persons legally interned in safe, secure and humane conditions.

(b) Conveying remand persons to and from courts in motorized formations;

(c) Identifying the existence and causes of anti-social behaviours of inmates

(d) Conducting risk and needs assessment aimed at developing appropriate correctional treatment methods for reformation, rehabilitation and reintegration;

(e) Implementing reformation and rehabilitation programmes to enhance the reintegration of inmates back into the society

(f) Initiating behaviour modification in inmates through the provision of medical, psychological, spiritual and counselling services for all offenders including violent extremists

(g) empowering inmates through the deployment of educational and vocational skills training programmes, and facilitating incentives and income generation through Custodial Centres, farms and industries

(h) Administering borstal and related institutions;

(I) Providing support to facilitate the speedy disposal of cases of persons awaiting trial, and It further provides in Section 12 (2) (c):

“that where an inmate sentenced to death has exhausted all legal procedures for appeal and a period of 10 years has elapsed without execution of the sentence, the Chief Judge may commute the sentence of death to life imprisonment. And Section 12 (cool empowers the state Controller of the Service to reject more intakes of inmates where it is apparent that the correctional centre in question is filled to capacity.

THE NIGERIAN NON-CUSTODIAL SERVICE
This 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 includes 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.

Federal Universities of Agriculture (Amendment No.2) Act, 2019

This Act amends the Federal Universities of Agriculture Act, Cap. F22, Law of the Federation of Nigeria to change the name of the Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi in Benue State to Joseph Sarwuan Tarka University, Makurdi.

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Re: Nigerian Prisons Service Changes Name To Nigerian Correctional Service by ojorich(m): 6:50pm On Aug 14
Okay,so how would changing the name reduce the number of criminals roaming down the streets,FTC for the first time grin

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Re: Nigerian Prisons Service Changes Name To Nigerian Correctional Service by kokozain(m): 6:54pm On Aug 14
Hmmmm
Re: Nigerian Prisons Service Changes Name To Nigerian Correctional Service by b3llo(m): 6:54pm On Aug 14
Better, so now people will be confused when a correctional officer says he works with NCS. one might think he means Nigeria Customs Service.

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Re: Nigerian Prisons Service Changes Name To Nigerian Correctional Service by Lamasta(m): 7:52pm On Aug 14
But the PRISONS change not abi is that one too CORRECTED grin @NCS

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Re: Nigerian Prisons Service Changes Name To Nigerian Correctional Service by Pavore9: 7:52pm On Aug 14
Many leave there hardened! angry

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Re: Nigerian Prisons Service Changes Name To Nigerian Correctional Service by SultanOfAbia: 7:52pm On Aug 14
Drop all the politicians there
Let's see if their greedy mindset can be corrected

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Re: Nigerian Prisons Service Changes Name To Nigerian Correctional Service by countryfive: 7:52pm On Aug 14
Only name change ,what about attitudinal change ? Will name change change the sorry state of our prisons? Just like NEPA to phcn and what have you?

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Re: Nigerian Prisons Service Changes Name To Nigerian Correctional Service by nextstep(m): 7:52pm On Aug 14
They should call it National Reset Service, for that is where they reset people's heads. Although a lot of prisoners correctioners come out more hardened.

All I see is somebody chopping contract money for repainting logo on cars, rebadging, etc.

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Re: Nigerian Prisons Service Changes Name To Nigerian Correctional Service by amunkita(m): 7:53pm On Aug 14
So in essence, a rank of Asst. Superintendent of Correctional Officer "ASCO" would now exist..

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Re: Nigerian Prisons Service Changes Name To Nigerian Correctional Service by INTROVERT(f): 7:53pm On Aug 14
Change in name, same poor services....

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Re: Nigerian Prisons Service Changes Name To Nigerian Correctional Service by Citytrend: 7:53pm On Aug 14
shocked shocked shocked
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Re: Nigerian Prisons Service Changes Name To Nigerian Correctional Service by Kendumazy(m): 7:53pm On Aug 14
OK. Not a bad idea.

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Re: Nigerian Prisons Service Changes Name To Nigerian Correctional Service by Bossontop(m): 7:53pm On Aug 14
undecided
Nor be so nepa don change name taya.......dem change??

Mtcheewww.....ma hear word jareh!!!

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Re: Nigerian Prisons Service Changes Name To Nigerian Correctional Service by udemzyudex(m): 7:53pm On Aug 14
Scam

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Re: Nigerian Prisons Service Changes Name To Nigerian Correctional Service by Perfectdanny(m): 7:53pm On Aug 14
A

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Re: Nigerian Prisons Service Changes Name To Nigerian Correctional Service by Mikepenny5(m): 7:53pm On Aug 14
Hmmm
Re: Nigerian Prisons Service Changes Name To Nigerian Correctional Service by jericco1(m): 7:53pm On Aug 14
Sounds about right
Re: Nigerian Prisons Service Changes Name To Nigerian Correctional Service by lonelydora: 7:53pm On Aug 14
Is it because whites call theirs "Correctional Facility?"

Everytime copy copy.

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Re: Nigerian Prisons Service Changes Name To Nigerian Correctional Service by Headlaw(m): 7:53pm On Aug 14
This sounds awkward please which one is correction. Na correction fluid
Re: Nigerian Prisons Service Changes Name To Nigerian Correctional Service by Reffone: 7:54pm On Aug 14
Name is not development

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Re: Nigerian Prisons Service Changes Name To Nigerian Correctional Service by rowland545(m): 7:54pm On Aug 14
Its dumb....dosnt make sense .....our prisons are not up to standard of a correctional facility

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Re: Nigerian Prisons Service Changes Name To Nigerian Correctional Service by Etizz: 7:54pm On Aug 14
Still a slum
Re: Nigerian Prisons Service Changes Name To Nigerian Correctional Service by money121(m): 7:54pm On Aug 14
Oga oo
Re: Nigerian Prisons Service Changes Name To Nigerian Correctional Service by Lanre4uonly(m): 7:54pm On Aug 14
Ok. It is noted.
Re: Nigerian Prisons Service Changes Name To Nigerian Correctional Service by tstx(m): 7:55pm On Aug 14
Haq haq haq haq
Re: Nigerian Prisons Service Changes Name To Nigerian Correctional Service by Palmerbarry(m): 7:55pm On Aug 14
Does Nigerian prisoners bath at all?

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