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FG issues new standing orders on prisons’ mgt

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri

ABUJA—Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, yesterday, issued fresh Standing Orders to the Nigerian Prisons Service management, saying the revised regulation would impact very positively in the administration of prisons across the federation.

While officially handing over the document to the Comptroller-General of Prisons, Mr. Zakari Ibrahim in Abuja, the AGF, who was represented by the Solicitor-General of the Federation, Abdullahi Yola, noted that the existing Standing Orders for the administration of prisons in Nigeria was made in 1961.

He said: “Having been made over 50 years ago, the need to review the Orders to bring it into conformity with current realities and international best practice cannot be over-emphasised.”

“The Federal Government in 2008 constituted the Federal Justice Sector Reform Coordinating Committee, FJSRCC, to among others, serve as a forum for developing, implementing and managing an all inclusive reform strategy under the rule of law, coordinate the development and implementation of policies and reforms which improve the delivery of justice services and achieve higher operational standards.”


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