The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has disclosed plans of the federal government to establish six modern custodial facilities in the six geo-political zones in the country.
Making the disclosure while inspecting the ongoing Model Maximum Security Custodial facility project, Janguza, Kumbotso Local Government Area of Kano State, Mr Aregbesola said the project was part of programmes initiated by President Muhammadu Buhari to reform the correctional service.
According to him: “We are actualising our commitment to reform Correctional Service that we have in Nigeria.
“What we have here is a model of what we expect to have nationwide and here is a 3,000 custodial facility, and we plan to have it in each of the six geo-political zones.
“This is more advanced in terms of space and other facilities. It is designed for inmates awaiting trial, petty, medium and maximum security facility.
“I am highly impressed by the pace and quality of work,” he said.
He also commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his support to the Correctional service reforms aimed at enhancing its operations.