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NASS ‘ll remove Prison from exclusive list —Ekweremadu

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BY Tony Edike

ENUGU—Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has said that the National Assembly was working hard to remove Prison Service from exclusive legislative list to concurrent list in the ongoing review of the 1999 constitution.

Speaking while inaugurating rehabilitated Medium Security Prison Oji River borehole by a Christian organisation, Carmelite Prisoners Interest Organisation, CAPIO, at the weekend, Sen. Ekweremadu lamented the dilapidation of most Nigerian prisons, saying only the poor and the weak mostly go to prison in Nigeria.

He said: “A point has been made here about the Prison Reform Bill, I’ll like to assure you that we are working assiduously to ensure that it is passed. But beyond that, in the constitutional amendment which I chair,  I found it expedient to remove prison from the exclusive list to the concurrent list because that’s where it should be.”

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