President Muhammadu Buhari has made a new appointment, this time, he
approved the appointment of Mr Ahmed Ja’afaru to take over from Dr Peter
Ekpendu as the new Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Prisons Service,
This is contained in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary in
the Ministry of Interior, Mr Bassey Akpanyung, and issued on Tuesday.
The new Prison boss was, until his appointment, an Assistant Controller
General of Prisons and was serving at the Prisons Headquarters in Abuja.
According to the statement which was made available to newsmen, Ja’afaru
replaces Ekpendu who retired from service on May 17, 2016 after his
mandatory 35 years in service.
Ja’afaru’s appointment took effect from May 17, 2016, same day that Ekpendu retired from service.