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Aregbesola Says No record of COVID-19 in Nigeria’s Prisons

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By Glam & Essence

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has said that there isnr any record of COVID-19 case in any of the 244 correctional facilities across the country.
He disclosed this at the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 daily press briefing on Thursday in Abuja.
According to him,its officers at the correctional centres followed the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) protocol strictly.Aregbesola said that the ministry had stopped any form of intake into the correctional centres,while the Federal Government had also helped by decongesting the correctional centres with the recent pardon granted to some prisoners by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The non-record of Coronavirus case in any of the correctional centres is being attributed to the diligence on the part of its officers,in spite of the tough situation occasioned by COVID-19 pandemic,the minister explained.
Aregbesola said that this was made possible through strict adherence to protocol as established by the NCDC.

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