The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the nomination of Haliru Nababa as Controller-General of the Nigerian Correctional Service.
The senate confirmation was announced after the consideration and adoption of the report of the its committee on Interior.
Presenting the report, the Committee’s Chairman, Senator Kashim Shettima, said there was no petition or incriminating report against the nominee.
He added that Nababa displayed a high level of intelligence and appeared to have the temerity to hold the office of Controller-General.
Shettima observed that Nababa satisfied the requirements of Section 3(2), as contained in the Nigerian Correctional Service Act, 2019.
According to him, the nominee while appearing for screening before the Committee, identified a lack of adequate supply of arms and ammunitions to curb jailbreak in the country.
He also said the lack of adequate funding; inadequate releases of allocations; deltoids toon of Correctional Centres structures as some challenges faced by the Nigerian Correctional Service.
The Senator said Nababa further noted that inmates awaiting trials are to be given urgent attention to decongest the centres.
He added that “efforts will be made to acquire more spaces in collaboration with the State Governors and stakeholders.”