Nigeria’s Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola has announced that plans have been concluded to ensure that henceforth, state governments in the country are made to provide feeding and accommodation to inmates in their states.
He made this known while speaking at a 2-day High-Level Conference on Decongestion and Corrections Management held in Abuja.
According to him, the Federal Government would no longer bear such burdens.
According to him, with the amendment of the 1999 constitution which has now placed the issue of correctional services on the concurrent list, states are empowered to establish their own Correctional Services and facilities.
Aregbesola stated that states which do not have correctional facilities would have to pay the Federal Government for the feeding and accommodation of their inmates.