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The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel has commended efforts by the Nigerian Correctional Service, for taking steps to ensure all round reformation and rehabilitation of inmates in various Correctional centers across the country.

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Governor Emmanuel gave the commendation when the Assistant Comptroller General Zone ‘E’ of the Nigerian Correctional Service, Mr Chuks Victor Chiabua, paid a courtesy visit to Government House, Uyo yesterday.The Governor who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government,

Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem, expressed appreciation to the Nigerian Correctional Service for working tirelessly to reform inmates and tasked them to redouble their efforts in the task before them. He remarked that with the various programmecs available to the inmates, they stand a good chance of being transformed and becoming useful citizens for themselves and the society.

Earlier, Mr Chucks Chiabua thanked the Governor for a warm reception accorded him and his team during his maiden inspection visit to Akwa Ibom. Comptroller Chiabua, who said he was on a familiarization tour of correctional facilities in Zone ‘E’ acknowledged the developmental strides recorded in the state by Governor Udom Emmanuel and solicited for a functional criminal justice system to foster development and good governance in the society.

Chiabua appealed to the state government to help fast track the process of reformation, rehabilitation and proper reintegration of offenders in the society . He also made a case for the reconstruction of Abak Correctional center to decongest the facility as well as provision of vehicles to aid in the transportation of Inmates for appearances in the Courts.

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