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Nigeria Prisons Service now Nigerian Correctional Services


PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday approved a change of name, for the  Nigeria Prisons Service to be called the Nigerian Correctional Service.

This was disclosed by the presidency in a statement, made available to The Premium times.

The law according to the Nigerian Correctional Service Bill, 2019, read:

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


The statement also revealed the president had changed the name of a Nigerian institution: The Federal University of Agriculture Markudi in Benue State.

The university’s name was changed to Joseph Sarwuan Tarka University, Markudi.

The development was a sequel to President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to sign a bill to amend the law that backed up the decision that set up the university.

The university of agriculture was established in 1988, following the recommendations of a 1987 federal government White Paper on Higher Education curriculum and development in Nigeria.

The Nigerian Prisons Service is a government agency of Nigeria which operates prisons, and it’s under the supervision of the Ministry of the Interior and the Civil Defence Immigration and Prisons Board.

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