At the apex of this organization sits the Controller-General of the Nigerian Correctional Service. He is responsible to the President through the Minister of Interior and the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Corrections Board which the Minister heads.
He is assisted by eight (8) Deputy Controllers-General (DCGs) who head the eight broad administrative divisions called Directorates into which the Service is broken for efficient management. The Deputy Controllers-General who head the Directorates report to the Controller-General and constitute together with the Controller-General the highest decision-making body in the Administration of the Nigerian Correctional Service.
The origin of modern Correctional Service in Nigeria is 1861. That was the year when conceptually, Western-type prison was established in Nigeria.
From its inception to date, the Nigerian Correctional Service has had 20 heads. The first seven Directors of Prisons (as the office was then termed) had British nationality.
To ensure that all inmates have access to speedy and fair justice, to provide assistance for their reformation and rehabilitation under secure and ...
TThe abolition of Native Authority prisons in 1968 and the subsequent unification of the Correctional Service in Nigeria therefore marked ...