NCoS Dismisses Two Personnel, Sanctioned 35 Others For Misconduct

By Bukar Bolori

The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) has dismissed two personnel and sanctioned 35 others for misconducts ranging from trafficking in contrabands, unauthorized absence from duty, stealing, negligence of duty, criminal conspiracy, as well as aiding and abetting.

According to a statement signed by the spokesman of the NCoS, Abubakar Umar said ‘tis was part of efforts to ensure discipline of its personnel and entrench international correctional best practices.

He noted that the offences constitute threats to security of correctional facilities, and can jeopardize public safety and national security.

The spokesman said the Controller General of Corrections, Haliru Nababa has clarified that the Service will continue to reward diligence and exceptional performances, while it will not hesitate to punish erring personnel according to the provisions of extant laws.

He said the Controller General maintained that the Service will leave no stone unturned to ensure that ‘bad eggs’ are flushed out of the system.

He assures that the Service will continue to perform its statutory mandates with integrity and ethical standards in line with international best practices.

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