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Foundation calls for urgent intervention in alleged N200 daily feeding sum for inmates



The Vanguard for Truth Foundation, an NGO, has called on those in authority to quickly intervene in the alleged N200 feeding sum of inmates per day.

The call was made in a statement signed by the Director-General of the foundation, Alhaji Yusuf Ibrahim, and issued to newsmen in Abuja on Thursday.

He noted that such feeding sum was too meagre and could prompt jail break.

The Director-General called for quick intervention from the authorities to avoid jail break due to low quality feeding.

According to him, while the Minister of Interior, Mr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, is trying to introduce some forms of reforms in the system, some bad eggs are trying to pull down the reforms.

He said that ever since the minister assumed office, it had been about one good news to the other on his various reforms within the agencies under the ministry.

Ibrahim said that Nigerians were appreciating the minister for his beautiful reforms in the Nigerian Immigration Service, adding that his urgent intervention in the Nigerian Correctional Service was highly needed.

According to him, it is worrisome to know that some bad elements who are benefiting from fraud are not happy about the developments (reforms) being initiated by the minister.

He recalled recently when Sen. Adams Oshiomhole raised at the Senate plenary issues concerning the low cost of feeding inmates on daily basis by the Nigerian Correctional Service.

Ibrahim said it would interest Nigerians to note that inmates were officially being budgeted to be fed with N750 on daily basis, but this was not the actual amount being spent on daily basis.

Ibrahim called on the minister and the executive arm of government to intervene and change the narrative to avert future jail break.

He called on the minister of interior to resist frustration from officials of the Nigerian Correctional Services but insist on creating reforms by making inmates to produce the food they would eat by themselves.

Aderogba George

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