The Nigerian Correctional Service has received a security sector grant of N500 million.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Assistant Superintendent of Corrections, Franca Awa, on Friday.

The grant was provided by the Abdulsamad Rabiu Initiative for Africa, an initiative of Bua Group of Companies Chairman Abdulsalam Rabiu as part of his social development programme.

Presenting the check to the Comptroller General of Corrections, Haliru Nababa, at the Abuja national headquarters, the Initiative’s Managing Director and Executive Director, Dr. Ubong Udo, said that the organization is set up as a vehicle to further the mission of the President for Nigerians and Africans and create a platform where Nigerians and Africans can take responsibility for solving their own development problems by looking inward.

The initiative has three thematic areas that include Health, Education and Social Development. NCoS through its rehabilitation and reform programs fall under the third subject area, hence the grant.

In his response, Nababa applauded the initiative and vowed to make judicious use of the grant as an intervention to improve the security of custody centers by adding another layer of technological surveillance that will improve remote monitoring frameworks.

The CGC also said the grant will equip the service with equipment to ensure security solutions cover a wider range of Custody Centers and reduce the chances of further attacks.

While in capacity building more staff will enjoy quality training on how to effectively use IT solutions to drive service, this will improve staff morale.

Nababa further stressed that the Service Image management is not far behind, as he promised to bring to light the efforts of the CGC through high-tech equipment.

The CGC promised to expand the Service by employing more technology to bring the Service on a par with international correctional centers in developed countries.