Governor Al-Makura has stated that his administration has always attached premium to the wellbeing of inmates, and the importance of the Prison Service officials to ensure value addition in the discharge of their responsibilities as rehabilitators and reformers in society.
Disclosing this as he met with His Excellency Gov. Elect Engr. Abndullahi A. Sule and Prison Official led by the new Nasarawa state Controller General of Prison Mr. Okoro Emmanuel at the Government House where he disclosed that as his administration gradually winds out, he will in no distant time he would pay a visit to the Lafia prison, to improve the condition of the prisoner , directing the Accountant General to discuss with the prison official about the extending the prerogative of mercy which would enable him release prisoners that cannot pay their fines and help decongest the prisons .
Gov. Al-Makura reminded the prison officials of the vital role they play in society , underscoring the role of the Prison Service plays in complementing the security architecture of the state, which has earned the Nigerian Prison Service a seat at the State Security Council, calling on them to continue to deliver the best, commending them for the good work they have been doing in the state .
Governor Al-Makura assured them that his successor the Governor Elect Engr. Abdullahi A, Sule would equally be a friend to the service and ensure that things move even better .
The state comptroller of the Nigerian Prison Service Mr. Okoro Emmanuel stated that as part of its reformatory functions has seen to the education and wellbeing of inmates thereby making them a sense of belonging, disclosing that some inmates were enrolled at the Open University as part of their rehabilitation.
After acknowledging the assistance of the Al-Makura led administration had provided , improving the state and welfare of inmates in the five prisons across the state, the comptroller made a case for more of government's intervention so as to meet the growing needs in the prison service .