NCoS Provides Isolation Facilities in Prisons
The Attention of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) has been drawn to a recent post circulating on social media about the living conditions of inmates in Custodial centres in Nigeria.
The picture used in conveying the message is a misrepresentation of reality of inmates living in our Custodial Centres and for such picture to be used at a time when the world is dealing with a deadly pandemic is misleading, malicious and mischievous.
The Service wishes to assure the general public that proactive, preventive and precautionary measures against Covid-19 are already in place in Custodial centres in the country as stated in a statement by the Ministry of Interior over the weekend.
Some of the measures taken includes provision of facilities for regular handwashing by inmates and staff of the service, provision of isolation facilities in all the centres for suspected cases, collaboration with the epidemiological unit of the various States Ministry of Health and Centre for Disease Control in areas of intervention, suspension of visits and proper screening of new admissions into the centre among others.
The CG Jafaru Ahmed has directed officers in charge of Custodial centres to ensure that both inmates and personnel of the service maintain high standard of personal and respiratory hygiene. Medical and Public health officers are at alert and will withdraw any suspicious case from the centre. The service will continue to be in touch with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Federal Ministry of Health and other relevant government institutions as part of efforts in responding to, and preparedness for the prevention of any form of pandemic.
Chuks Austin Njoku
Deputy Controller of Corrections
For; Controller General of Corrections
NIS Suspends Passport, Migrant E-Registration Services
The current outbreak and spread of COVID-19 (Corona Virus) is indeed a global issue that deserves urgent attention and approach, considering the unprecedented health situation it portends.
2. The Comptroller General of Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede MFR, has accordingly directed for the temporary suspension of processing of passport and Migrant e-Registration effective 23rd March – 23rd April, 2020 in line with government’s directives on Restrictions on International Flight.
3. Meanwhile, the Service will take advantage of this period to process all pending passport cases and the public will be informed when they are ready for collection.
4. The Service regrets any inconvenience caused the general public within this period while assuring Nigerians of our continued service.
DCI Sunday James pcc
Service Public Relations Officer
For: Comptroller General of Immigration