Ja’afaru Ahmed is a simple man by nature. On the surface, he appears as someone who cannot hurt a fly. That humane mien is borne out of the simple fact that he rarely talks and, if there is any reason for him to make a speech, that would be done formally. The current Controller-General of the Nigeria Prison Service, who was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2016, is a man of few words but a firm believer in delivering the goods. His ascension to the peak of the NPS did not come to many, who are familiar with the service, as a surprise.