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FASHOLA DONATES BUSES TO PRISON, SCHOOLS

Governor Babatunde Fashola presents bus keys to Controller Prisons, Lagos State, Mrs. Catharine Ononye
Governor Babatunde Fashola presents bus keys to Controller Prisons, Lagos State, Mrs. Catharine Ononye
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola Monday donated 18 brand new buses to Nigerian Prison Service and tertiary institutions in the state.

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Four of the buses were donated to the Prison Services while seven buses were donated to tertiary institutions in the State at a ratio of two per school.

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While making the donations, the governor said the time has come for governments at the appropriate levels to begin to pay adequate attention to the management of the prison system in the country.

The beneficiaries are University of Lagos (UNILAG), Lagos State University (LASU), Yaba College of Technology (Yaba Tech), Lagos State Polytechnics, Ikorodu (LASPOTECH), Federal College of Education and Technology, Akoka, Michael Otedola College of Education and Abraham Adesanya College of Education all of which were handed over the keys to the 18-seater buses.

He, however, decried the seeming lack of adequate attention from the Federal Government in the efficient management of the nation’s prison service and prison system pointing out that criminal justice system does not start and end with the policemen but continues down the line with managing an efficient prison service and an efficient prison system.

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Receiving the keys State Controller of Prisons, Mrs. Catharine Ononye, thanked the governor for the gesture saying it did not come as a surprise to her but that the governor responded positively to their request given his deep knowledge of the nation’s criminal justice system.

She, however, implored the Governor to continue to take deeper interest in the welfare of the Prison System in the State and assist, especially in the area of improvement in the infrastructure of the prisons.
resent at the occasions were the Chief of Staff, Mr. Lanre Babalola, Secretary to the State Government, Dr. (Mrs.) Oluranti Adebule, Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Ade Ipaiye, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Lateef Ibirogba, his Education, Youth, Sports and Social Development and Waterfront Infrastructure Development counterparts, Mrs. Olayinka Oladunjoye, Mr. Enitan Oshodi and Prince Segun Oniru respectively, Special Adviser to the Governor on Security, Major Tunde Panox (retd) and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Social Development, Dr. (Mrs.) Abiola Awonuga among other members of the State Executive Council and top government functionaries.

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