Nigeria to buy 320 prison vehicles for N3.5 billion

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As part of efforts to decongest the Nigerian Prisons, the Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday approved N3.5 billion for the procurement of 320 operational vehicles to convey prison inmates to courts.

This is targeted at reducing the population of prisoners which currently stands at 65,000 with 70 per cent of them awaiting trial largely due to lack of vehicles to convey them to court.

Briefing journalists after the Federal Executive Council meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari, the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, said the vehicles will be sourced from local manufacturers, assemblers and vendors within Nigeria, in line with government policy to promote made in Nigeria goods and create employment opportunities for the youth.

Mr. Dambazau who briefed reporters after the Council meeting said the approval of the procurement was also part of efforts to strengthen the criminal justice system.

“For a very long time, the prison system has suffered due to lack of operational vehicles. And as
such, quite a number of prisoners remain in prisons longer than necessary because they do not have the opportunity to be conveyed to the courts.”

The interior minister added that the essence of procuring the vehicles was to ensure that the prison authorities were well equipped to transport the inmates to 5,022 courts across the country.

The minister did not, however, give the breakdown of the type of vehicles to be bought and the unit cost of each.

JUDICIAL REFORM

Mr. Dambazau said the government was also working on strengthening the police in terms of investigations and alternative punitive measures “because if the cases are not properly investigated, that too can cause the delay of the trails.”

“We are trying to see how we can reduce the number of inmates awaiting trial. But the criminal Justice Act of 2015 has also made provision for alternative sentencing, otherwise known as non-custodian sentencing.

“The courts can now use that to rather than sending the individual to prison, depending on the crime committed, apply other means of dealing with his case.

“There is also an inter-ministerial committee looking at that issue of decongestion.”


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  • Rommel

    This is just the first stage,FG should embark on rapid expansion of all penitentiaries across Nigeria

  • Mohammed Waziri

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  • haba mallam

    why not build courts within the prison premises and save all these problems

  • Sir Demo

    IN places where leaders think, courts are sited next to Police stations for this reason.

  • okenwa

    Let the prisoners remain there untill nigeria gets out recession.

  • Another shameless project by Buhari’s calamitous administration. These humongous budget could be invested in rehabilitation so these Nigerians could be productive citizens once they return to the society. Speedy and fair trials that protect their dignity should be prioritized.

  • Mohammed Waziri

    +2348066741455..CUSTOM IMPOUNDED CARS FOR SALES AT CHEAPER PRICE AND NCS REPLACEMENT FORM IS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR SALE, INTERESTED BUYERS SHOULD PLEASE. CONTACT OUR MARKETING ZONAL OFFICER (CUSTOM WAZIRI ON 08066741455.) E.G Golf 2,3,4,5 from 250,000-350,000= Toyota camry big daddy 550,000= Honda accord baby boy 450,000=Toyota Matrix =550,000 Toyota prado=800,000 Toyota hiace Bus=750,000 Toyota Avalon=550,000 Toyota Corolla=300,000 Mazda=350,000 Honda accord end of discussion=450,000 Toyota Camry 2.2(Tiny Light)=350,000 Toyota avensis=550,000 Toyota Tacoma=750,000 Rav4=450,000 Toyota sienna=350,000 Highlander=650,000 Murano=650,000 Pathfinder=600,000 Infiniti Jeep FX 35=950,000 &=1.100,000 Mercedes Benz ML350=750,000 HEAVY DUTY TRAILERS, TRUCKS, TIPPER, TRACTORS AND MANY MORE EXCLUSIVE OFFERS CONTACT THE SALES MANAGER CUSTOM WAZIRI ON: 08066741455.. (DUARA BORDER KATSINA.. WE DELIVER NATIONWIDE WITH A FIXED PRICE OF #55,000 ONLY) ALL VEHICLES ENGINES ARE IN GOOD CONDITIONS,

  • Folahan

    This guy is just looking for ways to steal, do you need that many vehicles, why dont you expand the prisons and then ensure that court dates are setup on a daily basis in order to free those with minor offences like stealing of chicken and etc.

    So what if the judges find all the people guilty, would he then put the prisoners in the cars to be sleeping.