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NCOS boss visits Ilesa inmate facility

The Controller General of Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), Ja’afaru Ahmed, paid an unscheduled visit to the Correctional facilities at Ilesa, Osun State.

The visit came on the sideline of the recently concluded Ministry of Interior’s Ministerial Strategy Retreat, which was held at the ancient city. The visit, took him to Medium Security Custodial Centre, Ilesa, Corrections Furniture Cottage Industry and the K-9 Unit. Controller General commended the efforts and roles of Osun State Controller of Corrections, Segun Oluwasemire, in ensuring the safe keeping and custody of the inmates, and general administration of the facilities.

While at the Custodial Centre, he inspected the cooking of inmates’ food and had a taste of the food.

He later moved round the center and interacted with the inmates. He had words of commendations for what he saw within the facility.

He applauded the officer in-charge, DC Johnbull Saudje for the hospitable and general cleanliness of the environment.

The CG’s next port of call  was the Furniture Cottage Industry and the K-9 unit.

General Manager of the industry, CSC Yahaya Usman, led the CGC that round the industrial complex. showing him the machineries and their products.

However, the CGC assured the GM of awarding contract subsequently to the Cottage Industry for the production of furniture.

While at the K-9 unit, the Head of Unit, CSC Dayo Ogunsanya, explained their mode of operations.

He was impressed with the well fed dogs at the kennel.

He also said, , “your dogs are well fed, healthy and agile. Unlike some other people’s dogs. Keep it up” Part of the CG’s entourage were ACG Kasali Yusuf, Zonal Co-ordinator, Zone F Command and Controller of Corrections, CC Francis Enebore, National Public Relations Officer (NPRO) .

The Controller General has since returned to Abuja.

Dele Fashomi
Dele Fashomi, seasoned journalist and communication teacher, is a holder of Master of Arts degree in Communication and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan in 1992/93. Earlier, he had bagged a Bachelor degree from the same university in 1984, after which he proceeded to the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos, in 1990, for a postgraduate diploma in Journalism. He had done many courses in communication, including the EU-BBC Editing Course in 2002. Mr. Fashomi combines effectively the practice, research and teaching of communication. And to date, he has published two academic works in communication: Issues in Communication Technology and Policy (2010) and Economic and Social Issues in Advertising and PR (2013). He had his first break in the Nigerian media in Concord Newspapers in 1990 and today, he has over two and half decades experience earned in several newspapers. He has been part of many start-ups, such as The Republic (1987), The Comet (1999), The Anchor 2001 - 2002; Sun Newspapers (2003); Westerner newsmagazine (2005 - 2010) as Editor; National Life (2011) as Sunday Editor, and Newswatch Newspapers (2012- 2016) as Daily Editor. Dele Fashomi is now the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of newspaper online, which he started in July 2015. He is also into biography writing, with many books in his trail, some of which he wrote alone and one he co- authored with his mentor, Mr Dare Babarinsa, entitled:  Olabiyi Durojaiye - DARE TO BE DiFFERENT. He also guided and collaborated with Pa Olatunji Odusanya in writing his autobiography - AGAINST ALL ODDS. There are many other books in the works under his pen.