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Haliru Nababa Confirmed By Senate as CG, Correctional Service

The Nigerian Senate during her plenary today, confirmed the nomination of Haliru Nababa as the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Correctional Service.
President Muhammadu Buhari had in February 2021, nominated Haliru Nababa as the new Comptroller-General of Nigerian Correctional Service, subject to the confirmation of the Senate in line with the provision of the new Act establishing the Nigerian Correctional Service, 2019.

The decision by the Senate followed the presentation of the report of the chairman, Senate committee on interior, Senator Kashim Shettima, at plenary as they did not find any reason to oppose Nababa’s nomination.


A Brief History of Haliru Nababa.
He hails from Sokoto State and had his First School Leaving Certificate from the Demonstration Primary School, Sokoto, in 1975. He attended Government Secondary School, Tangaza, where he obtained his West African School Certificate in 1980 and then proceeded to the Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto, where he graduated in 1988, with a Bachelors degree in History, and a Diploma in Criminology from the same university in 1996.

Mr Nababa joined the Nigerian Prisons Service, (NPS) as it was then, on Aug. 13, 1990 as an Assistant Superintendent of Prisons and later rose through the ranks and was promoted to the rank of Assistant Controller General of Corrections on Jan. 1, 2018.

He has headed many formations, including Officer in-Charge of the Wurno Satellite Custodial Centre, Sokoto State; Nguru Custodial Centre, Yobe State; Mubi Custodial Centre, Adamawa State, and Sokoto Central Custodial Centre, Sokoto State from 2016 to 2019.

On Aug. 26, 2020 he was appointed as Deputy Controller General of Corrections, covering duties in the Directorate of Finance and Accounts.

Until his new appointment, Mr Nababa was the Head of the Directorate of Finance and Accounts.

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