The Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS) in Ogun State has disclosed that 49 inmates in the State have been registered for the 2019 November/December Senior School Certificate Examination of the National Examination Council (NECO).
The Controller of the Ogun State Command of NCS, Abolade Benson made the disclosed on Sunday at the retirement ceremony of the Officer in charge of Ijebu-Ode Custodial Center, Olufemi Adebayo.
According to Benson, the examination fees of the inmates have been paid by some Non-Governmental Organizations and families of the inmates.
He added that, 32 inmates who sat for the 2018 NECO examination have been duly registered on scholarship programme at the National Open University of Nigeria.
Benson noted that 90 inmates have graduated from Yewa Central College of Education while 42 others are still studying at the institution.
In his address, the former Officer in charge of Ijebu-Ode Custodial Center, Olufemi Adebayo, expressed gratitude to the officers in the Service.
He advised the NCS officers to be focused, compassionate, committed and loyal while discharging their official duties.
Adebayo, who retired with the rank of Deputy Controller of Prisons, was pulled out from the Ijebu-Ode Custodial Center in a motorcade in company with his wife and some officers of the NCS.
Adebayo was enlisted at the Nigerian Prison Service now known as Nigerian Correctional Service on December 18, 1990 as Senior Inspector of Prisons and later got converted to Assistant Superintendent of Prison II (ASP II) in 1992.
He was promoted to Assistant Superintendent of Prisons 1 in 1994, Deputy Superintendent of Prisons in 1997, Superintendent of Prisons in 2000, Chief Superintendent of Prisons in 2003, Assistant Controller of Prisons in 2007 and Deputy Controller of Prisons in 2013.
He was deployed to the United Nation Mission in Liberia as Correction Mentor in Sanniquelle Central Prison in Liberia between January 2013 and August 2014. After his return from United Nation assignment, he was appointed as the head of Agric and Operations at the Federal Capital Territory Command till he was posted to Ijebu-Ode Custodial center on February 12, 2018 as Officer in charge of the Custodial Center.