By Nofisat Marindoti
Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, on Thursday, laid the foundation of a 3000 Capacity Maximum Security Custodial Centre of the Nigerian Correctional Service in Karshi, Abuja.
Aregbesola said the project became imperative because of the inadequacy of the current facilities to properly house all inmates.
He also revealed that the project would be replicated in each of the six Geo-Political Zones of the country.
According to his verified Twitter handle, “The about 250 Custodial Facilities we have in Nigeria are inadequate to house the over 74,000 inmates in our custody hence the construction of these Maximum Security Custodial Centres in each of the six Geo-Political Zones of the country.
“The facility will include at least 5 courts for proper dispensation of justice. The facility will also help reduce overcrowding since an inmate must be physically comfortable – decently housed, well fed and in good health.”