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Nigeria Prisons Service now Nigerian Correctional Services

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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.”

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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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