The Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday approved a contract of N2.8 billion for the enlargement of prisons across the country.
The contract will begin by installation of a digital web-based integrated system to fast-track prisons decongestion in Nigeria.
The approval was granted during the FEC meeting, presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the State House, Abuja. The meeting lasted for over three hours, Dailytrust reports
Briefing State House journalists at the end of the meeting, the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, said the contract was to improve the country’s justice system and decongest the prisons.
He said the idea was to digitally connect all the prison formations to the office of the attorney general of the federation, the police, prison service and indeed selected courts.
“The office of the attorney general presented a memo today, which is web-based automated inter-connectivity system, which is a digitalized way of decongesting the prisons,” he said.