NCoS seeks Navy Partnership on Custodial Centres

NCoS seeks Navy Partnership on Custodial Centres

The Nigerian Correctional Service, Akwa Ibom State has expressed determination to partner with the Nigerian Navy and other Maritime stakeholders to promote security of custodial centres in the state.


The state Controller of Corrections, Julius Ezugwu when he played host to naval students from the Command and Staff College Jaji (Senior Course 46), Department of Maritime Warfare, at Medium Security Custodial Center Ikot Ekpene.


He noted that the joint patrol of the Correctional Armed Squad personnel with the Navy around Custodial Centers as well as policing and surveillance of waterways in coastal communities of Eket and Ikot Abasi has beefed up security of MSCC Eket and Ikot Abasi respectively.

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The Controller also exposed the students to the historical background, organizations, roles, activities of NCoS, collaboration with other stakeholders, challenges facing the organisation and suggested ways forward for more efficient collaboration.


In his remarks, the team leader and Director of the Department of Maritime Warfare, AFCSC, Commodore A Mohammed while stating the purpose of the visit, appreciated the Controller of Corrections and the Service generally for their crucial roles in the Administration of Criminal Justice System and National security.

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Our Correspondent reports that the students were drawn from the Nigerian Navy and their Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire and Cameroon counterparts on an operations visit to various establishments with the theme “Capacity Building of Maritime Stakeholders as a Panacea for Enhanced Maritime Security.”