THE Federal Government has approved the retirement of a Deputy Controller-General and an Assistant Controller-General of Prisons from the service.
The affected senior officers are Aminu Suley and Ali Bala Salami, respectively.
A statement by the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the service, Mr Francis Enobore, said this followed the appointment of Mr Ja’afaru Ahmed, as the Controller-General of the Nigerian Prisons Service.
He disclosed that the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board (CDFIPB), had approved the retirement of the officers at an emergency meeting held on June 27, 2016.
Enobore, said their retirement letters signed by the secretary of the board, Alhaji A. A. Ibrahim, on June 28, 2016, indicated that the decision was taken as a result of the officers’ seniority in service to the new Controller-General of Prisons and in consonance with military and para -military convention.
“While wishing them good luck in their future endeavours, the CDFIPB commended the officers for their contributions to the development of the Nigerian Prisons Service,” he said.