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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

United Kingdom And Nigeria To Swap Prison Inmates

The United Kingdom and Nigeria have reached an understanding to swap prison inmates the moment Nigeria signs its Prison Act into law.

The chairman of senate committee on human rights and judiciary, Senator Dahiru Tambuwal disclosed this yesterday at the national human rights commission (NHRC) flag off of the 2012 prison audit at Kuje prison.

Senator Tambuwal   said that the Bill seeking the amendment of the Prison Act has gone through the second reading and would be finally passed by the senate next week.

United Kingdom, he added, has promised to provide money to fund the process of prison inmates’ exchange, as well as rehabilitate the prisons where such prisoners from United Kingdom would be kept at least to meet minimum world standard.

This is coming against a disclosure by the chairman of House of Representatives committee on human rights , Hon Beni Lar that the amount budgeted to feed prison inmate per day is two hundred naira (N200).

Hon Lar who was also at the Kuje Prison for the NHRC flag off of 2012 prison audit said all hands were on deck by her committee to increase the N200 per day feeding allowance for prisoners in Nigeria in view of the current reality.

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