“Inmate Must Farm, We Can’t Keep Feeding Them” – Prison Service Cries Out As Recession Hits Harder

The Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) has disclosed that it intends to set up specialised farm centres so that prisoners will be able to feed themselves.

Jaffaru Ahmed, comptroller-general general of NPS, who said this on Monday when he appeared before the house of representatives committee on interior revealed that every year, the service spends about N18 million to feed over 70,000 inmates across the country.
The prisons boss, who added that the NPS owed about N5 billion to contractors for feeding prisoners and told the committee that N6 billion had been approved to employ 6,545 officials into various cadre in the NPS, said;

“We intend to set up specialised farm centres, and train them towards production and make prisons able to feed itself,”

“We need enough money and massive money to rehabilitate prisons, build new prisons and get away from urban centres.

“There is need to move prisons out of urban centres because there is no room of expansion and to site industries and install equipment for food processing to reduce the burden on government, some of them are over 100 years.”

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  • comrade segun

    Hmmmmmmm recession dey prison self

  • WillieBravo

    U can’t feed your inmates. Smh. Shameless people.


    I have once read at news when someone in the government claim that they spent 18k on each prisonal daily wereas minimiun wage is 18k per month that was the day I know Nigeria is a dead country

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    Say na appetizing food dem dey giv dem,mtcheeew

  • Cornel Nwankwo

    How sure is he that the NPS spends such amount in feeding only

  • Cornel Nwankwo

    There might be some advantage to some prisoners if farming is engaged, as some prisoners are set to disappear

  • emekachilaka

    Hmm which kind life nao

  • badmos

    I think it’s d best idea for prisoners to engage in one thing or the other. I like dis.

  • Kenny D Osonwa

    What is this. …

  • Olovo Obinna

    Nobody should wish or pray to enter nigerian prison oh….

  • Olovo Obinna

    If u even see the kind of food given to this prisoners,,my brother u go wonder were did they spend this huge amount as claim by this man….