Jonathan appoints new Comptroller-General of Prisons

President Goodluck Jonathan has appointed Peter Ekpendu the new Comptroller-General of Nigerian Prison Service.
Before his appointment, Mr. Ekpendu was the Deputy Controller-General, Administration of the Prison Service from 2012.

He was the Deputy Commandant, Prisons Training, College, Lagos from 1991 to 1994; Officer-in-Charge, Umuahia Prisons from 1995 to 1996 and Officer in charge, Owerri Prisons from 1997 to 1998.

He was also the Deputy Controller of Prisons Training, Prisons Headquarters 1999.

He was later the Controller of Prisons Pension, Prisons Headquarters in 2000 and Controller of Prisons, Enugu State from 2001 to 2003, Imo State, 2003-2005 and Delta State, 2006.

He was later promoted an Assistant Controller-General of Prisons, Operations, in 2008 and then deployed to Minna, Niger State as the Zonal Coordinator Zone D from 2009 to 2010.

Mr. Ekpendu then became the Deputy Controller-General, Inmates’ Training and Productivity, ITP, in 2011.

He is a native of Ibeku Okwuato in Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State, where he had his Primary Education at St. Patrick’s School.

He proceeded for his Secondary Education at Mbaise Secondary School, Aboh Mbaise and his Teachers’ Training College Education at Azaraegbelu Teachers’ Training College Emekuku, Owerri.

He later obtained a Bachelor’s degree certificate, Masters and a PHD in 1981, 1984 and 1988 respectively from the prestigious University of Nigeria Nsukka.

Mr. Ekpendu also attended the National Institute for Policy and Strategy Studies, NIPSS, Kuru Jos in 2007.


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  • Giganto

    His CV is impressive! I hope he was appointed on merit not just to please the people of his local government. Anyway, my congratulations to him.

    • McAlfred Uta

      A PhD holder who is the next to the retired Comptroller General is the type of succession this country deserves just as was the case with FRSC between Chidoka and Boboye. Contrast this to IGP Abba case where DIG’s were compulsorily retired to pave way for AIG Abba to ascend and establish his own law court where he can mis-interpret the law at his whims and caprices.

      • Ahmad

        100% correct. I hope he will not be a big disappointment.

      • Smith Scott

        When it comes to Hausa Fulani, just need to be recommended by emir even though you had secondary cert, doesn’t matter.

  • Nwa Aba {Biafran}

    I am disappointed
    we want like him in Nig Custom Abdulahi is killing our businesses

  • favourtalk

    What a shame on this present government. Nigeria prison is like dustbin and nobody cares to do anything about it. It has been showed on different newspapers for years and television for nigeria government to help out but they didn’t do anuthing to help. What. Shameless state we live…..we must change him, we must change the GEJ. We need change for progress in this nation