Home Breaking News Religious activities in prison suspended not banned – NCS

Religious activities in prison suspended not banned – NCS

The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) has clarified that it did not ban religious activities of inmates in custodial centres across the country.

The Service Public Relations Officer (SPRO) Mr Francis Enobore in a statement made available to newsmen on Sunday in Abuja said the statement-making the rounds across news platforms are false and misleading.

Part of the statement read, “The service in fact, encourages all forms of genuine visits to inmates by relations and well-meaning individuals.

“This is to promote psycho-social support of inmates which is pivotal to reformation and rehabilitation.”

However, the NCS noted that the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19, in its wisdom, advised the sustenance of preventive protocols in the prisons since the pandemic.

To put records straight, visits to custodial centres were temporarily suspended in April 2021, in compliance with National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) COVID-19 protocol to prevent the dreaded pandemic from spreading to the custodial centres.

This includes crowd control and strict monitoring of migration amongst others. Hence, the management of the NCoS is yet to relax the restriction on visits to custodial centres, “the statement read.

Enobore added that centres in Nigeria, with its overwhelming population phenomenon, were able to maintain zero infection status among the inmates through the strict measures.

Chinweuba Anyaragbuhttps://cdanewsonline.com
BEST SELLING BLOG THEME OF ALL TIMES. Follow us for more breaking news . Share,, like and Comment on our contents

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

I was surprised – Messi reacts to Germany’s Elimination

Argentina captain, Lionel Messi, has said he was surprised to see Germany get eliminated from the 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament. Recall that Germany was...

I have never lost any election – Tinubu fires back at Babachir Lawal

The All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, says he has never lost any election he contested. Tinubu made the remark while criticizing the...

Yakubu Dogara dumps APC for PDP

A few days after endorsing the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu...

Why We Are Yet To Name Choice Candidate – Igbo Town Unions

The Association of Igbo Town Unions, ASETU, on Sunday, stated that it was yet to make a statement on the candidate it would support...

Recent Comments