By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The Controller General of Nigeria Correctional Service CG. Haliru Nababa has said that the service is strictly guided by the new Correctional Service Act 2019, and therefore, has zero tolerance for indiscipline and unprofessional conduct by its personnel.
The Controller General CG.Haliru Nababa stated this during the passing out parade of 305 Second Batch of Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS) Basic Recruit Course-233 Participants at the Correctional Service Training School Kaduna State, Nigeria.
Represented by the Assistant Controller General on training and staff development ACG Lawal Audu Gusau, the CG explained that the basic training course which included thorough drilling, academics, parade as well as physical and psychological exercise was designed to mold their personality and character, in line with other paramilitary outfits in the country.
While congratulating the graduands for their endurance, perseverance and good conduct exhibited during the period of training, the Controller General enjoined them to exhibit high level of excellence in their respective areas of responsibility.
According to Haliru Nababa, the service is strictly guided by the Nigeria Correctional Service Act, 2019 that provided for the effective implementation of both Custodian and the Non-Custodian measures.
He said the dervice under his leadership was taking stock of a mission on self appraisal, hence the need for zero tolerance to indiscipline and unprofessional conduct on its personnel for effective service delivery.
Nababa pointed out however that, any act of indiscipline, disloyalty, as well as disobedience to constituted authority and insubordination would be thoroughly dealt with.
He emphasized that it is pertinent for the newly trained recruit officers to always direct their complaints and grievances on official matters through the established channels of communication, which would also serve as a guide for them throughout their career in the service.
The Controller General advised them to always distinguish themselves by upholding discipline and professionalism in the discharge of their statutory mandate as they proceed to their various stations.
He urged the graduands to shun all acts of misconduct that are capable of jeorpadizing the security of the service’s custodial centres across the country towards maintening peace and national security.
Mr. Nababa expressed gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari and the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola for their support that made it possible for the six months training to be effectively executed.
He also commended the Commandant of the Correctional Training School, Controller of Corrections, MA Isah, the directing staff and the instructors for their professional conduct during the training which was evident during the display of parade by the graduands, despite the challenges of resources and physical infrastructure.
Climax of the graduation ceremony and Passing out Parade was the display by the participants, award of excellence to deserving students on drill, academics, leadership and discipline, among others.