Akpan Umoh, Uyo
The Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS), Akwa Ibom State Command has decorated 305 officers and men who were recently promoted.
The State Controller, Mr Julius Ezugwu, during the decoration in Uyo on Friday, congratulated the newly promoted and charged them to be more hardworking and committed in the discharge of their duties.
Ezugwu urged them to think outside the box on how to add more value to the Service and improve their services to the inmates regarding reformation and rehabilitation.
The state controller commended the Controller General of Corrections, Haliru Nababa, for staff motivation and massive promotion saying that they have never had it so big.
“The newly promoted officers, you know the task before us, it’s no longer to safe custody inmates alone but you have to ensure they are reformed, rehabilitated and be prepared to be reintegrated into society.
“That is why this promotion is a call for more responsibility for you to do your best to ensure that these inmates do not just leave raw as they came.
“The new service has made a lot of provision that even after the training the inmates will not be stigmatised because they will be certified and when they are certified they can have gainful employment on discharge from our facilities.
“So, I enjoin you to know that this promotion is for more service to the society,” he said.
He also urged those who did not merit the 2022 promotion to be patient, remain loyal to the Service, and be devoted to their duties, adding that they will be captured in subsequent promotions.
Responding on behalf of the promoted officers, Mr Paulinus Etim, expressed his immense gratitude to God for uplifting them to the next rank.
Etim further pledged their total loyalty and commitment to the Service and prayed for others who missed out, adding that promotion comes from God.