Buhari appoints heads of prisons, immigration

Buhari appoints heads of prisons, immigration

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 11:28 pm


Mohammed Babandede

Mohammed Babandede

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday approved the appointment of Ahmed Ja’afaru as the Controller-General of the Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS).

Until his appointment, Ja’afaru was an Assistant Controller -General of the NPS Headquarters.

According to a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Bassey Akpanyung, Ja’afaru replaces Dr. Peter Ezenwa Ekpendu, who retired from the NPS after the mandatory 35 years in service.

The appointment took effect from May 17.

President Muhammadu Buhari has also approved the appointment of Mr Mohammed Babandede as the new Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS).

This was contained in a statement signed by Mr Bassey Akpanyung, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja.

Until his appointment, Babandede was a Deputy Comptroller-General (DCG) at the Nigeria Immigration Service Headquarters.

Babandede replaces Mr Martin Abeshi, who retired from the Service at the end of his tenure.

The statement said that the appointment of Mohammed Babandede is to take effect from May 15, 2016.


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