Privatizing Nigeria's Prisons on the Cards?

There are renewed calls from the interior ministry for the privatization of the country's prisons but prison officials argue that congestion is the result of a flawed justice system.

  • Nigeria:   Rumble Over Proposal to Privatise Prisons

    Daily Trust, 31 December 2012

    Proposal by the ministry of interior to enter into Public Private Partnership (PPP) in the running of Nigerian prisons is generating mixed reactions. The ministry says the proposal… Read more »

Prison cell.

  • Nigeria:   Don't Privatise Prisons - FG Warned

    Daily Trust, 13 December 2012

    The head of research of the Nigerian Prison Service, Dr. Ifediorah Orekwe, gave the warning while delivering a lecture yesterday at the inauguration of 49 public relations officers… Read more »

  • Nigeria:   Decentralise Prisons, Don't Privatise Them

    Vanguard, 10 December 2012

    A NOVEL controversy has joined the queue in the public arena: the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) intends to invite the private sector to manage Nigerian prisons. Read more »