Federal Government plans more prisons
THE Federal Government has concluded plans to construct more prisons to improve the current state of jail houses in the country.
Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, said this, Wednesday, in Abuja, when a British government delegation met with him in his office.
Moro said severe conditions in jails had contributed largely to the current security challenges in prisons across the country, especially the incessant jail breaks and attacks on such jails.
He said part of the plans for prisons was to ensure that the agreements reached by Nigeria and British governments on prisoner- exchange were also effected.
Moro said: “Prisoner- transfer would have been a thing of the past, the political will is there, and the leadership support is also there, but some legislative technicalities need to be taken care of before such an exchange can be done.
He also expressed joy at Britain’s resolve to assist Nigeria in tackling suicide bombers, terrorists and all acts of internal and external aggression against the country.
In his remarks, the International Director of UK Border Agency, Mr. Jonathan Sedgwick, praised the “strong and growing bilateral relations” that existed between Nigeria and Britain.