NPS Prison Boss Jaafaru Ahmed
NPS Prison Boss Jaafaru Ahmed

NCoS Admits Fresh Inmates Into Isolation Centres in Kebbi

Kebbi State Committee on managing the novel Corona Virus Disease (Covid-19) Pandemic, had trained some officers of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), Kebbi State Command on handling, preventing and managing the cases of Covid-19 outbreak in isolation units within the command’s designated isolation centres; Argungu and Birnin-Kebbi Medium Security Custodial Centres respectively.

Inmates upon admission into any of the approved correctional facility must be isolated and stay for a fortnight in a particular isolation unit to duly ascertained the level of their health status and to ensure they are Corona Virus free before allowed to join their counterparts within the Custodial Center.

The Kebbi State NCoS controller, Abu Sanu, had earlier toured the Isolation Centres to ascertain their fitness, level of preparedness and to ensure full compliance with the Nigeria Center for Disease Control’s Directives which was Conveyed via NCoS Controller General’s Circular which consequently lifted the earlier embargo placed on non-admission of inmates in custodial centers nationwide owing to novel Covid-19 outbreak.

The Controller having found the isolation units worthy to admit inmates of all class, happily declared that all the ten correctional facilities and Inmates within his purview are Corona Virus Free and admission of inmates into the well equipped designated isolation wards had since started.

CCS Abu Sanu, noted the efforts of Kebbi state Government and that of State Covid-19 Committee in providing the needed palliatives which included; fumigation of the isolation centres, provision of Personal Protective Equipments, infrared thermometers, Boots, liquid soaps, hand washing buckets, hand sanitizers, face masks, hand gloves, goggles, mats, plastic containers, plates, cups amongst others to the isolation units all in a bid to ensure the smooth compliance with the CGC.Ja’afaru Ahmed’s order on admission of inmates during the covid-19 period.

In a related development, the command took delivery of two additional logistics vehicles; a mini green maria for smooth chauffeuring of inmates to and from courts and an operational Toyota hilux from the NCoS National Headquarters, Abuja.

Command PRO
Nigerian Correctional Service
Kebbi State Command.