163 officers and men of the Nigeria Correctional Service, who are participants of 24th ASC Basic Course graduated from the Correctional Service Training College, Kirikiri, Lagos.
This was made known by the College Public Relations Officer, DSC U I Ewulu on Monday, noting that the Basic Training Course was designed to prepare officers for managerial roles by exposing them to the rudiments of personnel management and general administration.
In his keynote address, the Controller General of the Nigerian Correctional Service, Haliru Nababa, who was represented at the passing out ceremony by the Zonal Coordinator “Zone A” Command, ACG Uche Nwobi,
congratulated the graduands for successfully completely the training programme.
He reiterated that the service is strictly guided by the new Correctional Service Act 2019, adding that the course is first of the several other courses that the participants will undertake during their
He said attending the Citizenship and Leadership training at Sea School Lagos is a rare opportunity for participants in broadening their horizon on leadership and how to overcome challenges as leaders.
He enjoyed them to remember that each of the courses are critical to their career progression, charging them to use the skills acquired during the training programmes to uphold the tenets of the Nigeria Correctional Service by serving as change agents who will work assiduously to ensure the course mandate of the Service, which is
“Reformation, Rehabilitation and Reintegration” of the offenders back to the society upon discharge from various custodial and non-custodial centres.
Furthermore, he emphasised on reforms being made under the administration of the Controller General especially in the area of staff welfare.
He CG disclosed that new barracks and renovation of old ones are ongoing in various formations across the country.
He also let out that the Correctional Service Cooperative Society (COCOS) and the Correctional Welfare Insurance Scheme (CEIS) have continued to create better strategies to improve staff welfare for better performance
He concluded with the nation’s expectations on all officers and men of the Service who as correctional officers are expected to exhibit high level of professionalism, patriotism, diligence, honesty and commitment in the discharge of their duties.
Award of excellence was also given out to deserving officers amid colorful parade and fanfare.