Senate Screens New CG Of The Nigerian Correctional Service | TimeTestedNews


Haliru Nababa, the new Comptroller-General, Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS) was present  before the Senate Committee on Interior on Wednesday.

Nababa was screened a month after his nomination by the President Muhammadu Buhari.


Nababa called for progressive funding for the service towards delivering its mandate.

He explained this would cover operations and workshops for staff capacity building, NAN reports.

The CG listed dilapidated structures, inadequate arms and ammunition, increasing urbanisation around prison locations, as challenges.

He said there was an urgent need to renovate some correctional centres to forestall further jailbreaks.

Sen. Abba Morro (PDP – Benue South) and other members of the committee, commended the nominee for his performance in the past.

Sen. Betty Apiafi (PDP – Rivers) moved a motion for the committee to approve the nomination of Nababa as CG of NCS.

The motion was seconded by Sen. Elisha Abbo (APC – Adamawa) and Sen. Kassim Shettima, the Chairman, asked the nominee to take a bow and leave. The Osun State Government, on Wednesday, distributed the COVID-19 Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine to all the local government areas across the state, including Modakeke Area office.

Recall that the Osun State Government received the COVID-19 Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine from the Federal Government last week.

The distribution and handing over of the vaccine to each Local Government Immunization officer, at the Extended Programme on Immunization, State Cold Office located within the premises of Ayegbaju International Market, Osogbo.

Speaking at the programme, the State Immunization Officer (SIO), who is in charge of the vaccine for the State, Mrs Adebola Adeosun said that the next step that should follow after the training of concerned health officers, receipts of the vaccine from the Federal Government, and vaccination of frontline health workers and top Government officials at the State level is to ensure that the vaccine gets to the grassroots.

The State Immunization Officer, therefore, appreciated Governor Gboyega Oyetola for his unrelentless support given to them in the fight against the dreaded coronavirus pandemic.

While advising the people of the State not to lose their guard against the COVID-19 spread, Adeosun also admonished them to discountenance the negative information making the rounds about the vaccine, alerting that any side effect could be felt after it’s the administration is only temporary.

Ohanaeze crisis: OYC reports Femi Adesina to Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC), the apex youth wing of the Igbo socio-cultural organization, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sanction his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, over alleged insubordination, following his meeting with a decedent group, who were restricted to meet President Buhari on Monday,15th March at State house.

OYC, in a statement signed its President, Igboayaka O Igboayaka and issued to DAILY POST on Wednesday, urged the President to quickly sanction Femi Adisina to avert what he described as ethnicity crisis in Nigeria, reiterating that Femi’s attitude is a show of high level of insubordination to President Buhari.

Recall that purported the meeting was held inside State House with Ohanaeze Ndigbo General Assembly Worldwide led by Mr. Basil Onuoha, Mr. Obizoba Chiemelu, and Mr. Chimzobam Nnalue during the week.

But, according to the Igbo group, “the visit to the State House by the group has demonstrated that the intent of the group is simply to assemble group of people for sole aim of visiting political office holders in Nigeria just to extort money from the unsuspecting persons in the name of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.”

“An Igbo group, which her intention is to build Alaigbo must first design a program and roadmap on how safe Alaigbo is from political and economic backwardness, but the so called Ohanaeze Ndigbo General Assembly Worldwide perambulating in Abuja are mere political Halleluyah group looking for their belly.”

OYC restated that Ndigbo have become more united in Ohanaeze Ndigbo since the emergence of Prof. Amb. George Obiozor, whom it noted, was massively voted into office on January 10, 2021, to lead ndigbo for the next four years.

The Igbo youth organization boasted that the entire Igbo race, ranging from political office holders, traditional rulers, Religion leaders and over 30 million Igbo youths have pledged their unalloyed solidarity to Obiozor led Ohanaeze Ndigbo.

OYC used the medium to warned a faction of group with name as called “Ohanaeze Ndigbo General Assembly Worldwide” and other groups of Igbo extraction junketing at various Government offices in Abuja because of 2023 election, not to swallow their teeth in the course of looking for what to eat from politicians.

Ohanaeze youths disclosed that shortly after the emergence of Prof. Obiozor as the new President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, it had appealed to all aggrieved groups and individuals to sheath their swords and work harmoniously with the new leadership-led Professor George Obiozor.

The group commended some of the aggrieved group of persons whom he posited had embraced the present leadership and called for more cooperation and support, but drew a battle line with the rebels.

“OYC wants to state clearly that many aggrieved groups and individuals have adhered to our plea and, therefore, have dropped their differences and keyed into Prof. George Obiozor’s administration.

Any group or individual that antagonizes Ohanaeze Ndigbo led by Prof. George Obiozor are those who see Ohanaeze Ndigbo as a Personal Company; a means through which they can be able to enrich themselves while Igbo land lies in ruin, and those groups or individuals should earnestly expect the wrath of Igbo youths at due time”.