Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Kuje Jail Break
The federal authorities has concluded investigations into the assault on Kuje Correctional Centre during which 600 inmates escaped.
Minister of Inside, Rauf Aregbesola, said this on Tuesday in Abuja on the fourth version of the PMB Administration Scorecard 2015-2023 Collection, organised by the Ministry of Data and Tradition.
Mr Aregbesola, nevertheless, mentioned that particulars of the investigation wouldn’t be made public, “as it’s nonetheless a safety doc”.
The minister mentioned among the escapees had been recaptured and returned to the centre, whereas efforts had been on to arrest different escapees.
In keeping with him, the best legacy of the Buhari administration was the degrading of insurgents and retaking of areas hitherto below their management.
“In 2015, the insurgents had been holding territories in some native governments in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States.
“However as we communicate, they’ve been dislodged. Sure, there are challenges right here and there, however there is no such thing as a nation with out challenges,” he added.
On the issuance of passports, Mr Aregbesola mentioned, “We don’t have sufficient processing and information capturing centres throughout the nation. That is the main problem.
“For instance, we have now solely three centres in the entire of Lagos, however I can guarantee you that earlier than this administration leaves by Could 29, subsequent yr, Lagos can have 20 processing centres.
“We are going to open a processing centre in Daura, Oyo, Zaria, Alimosho, Defence Headquarters, Head of Service workplace, and one within the Ministry of Inside,” the minister mentioned.
On the safety of the nation’s crucial property, he counseled the Nigeria Safety and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) for the great job they’ve been doing.
Mr Aregbesola mentioned that the NSCDC has carried out effectively in monitoring and deployment of safety earlier than, throughout and after the conduct of each normal election within the nation.
“The service has additionally been concerned within the safety of lives and property of Nigerians particularly alongside the main expressways throughout the nation.
“The NSCDC has additionally succeeded in establishing and coaching a particular squad, popularly referred to as ‘agro rangers’ whose tasks is to watch and offer protection to farmers of their varied farms throughout the nation,” he mentioned.
Mr Aregbesola mentioned that the federal authorities has established Hearth Service Centres within the 36 states in addition to zonal workplaces.
He added that the hearth service had organised outreach programmes within the FCT on how one can handle hearth outbreaks and its impacts on lives and property.
“The service has succeeded to handle about 10,659 hearth outbreaks throughout the nation that will have ordinarily resulted in severe casualties,” Mr Aregbesola added.
This feat, he mentioned, was achieved by way of the help of President Muhammadu Buhari, who authorized the procurement of world class hearth tools and recruitment of firemen.
The minister assured that the ministry remained dedicated to tackling any menace to the nation’s inner safety.
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