Ben Ezechime, Enugu
The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) has decorated 42 newly-promoted officers in Enugu Maximum Custodial Centre within Enugu State.
The decorated personnel include: one Assistant Controller of Corrections (ACC), other officers as well as those in rank-and-file of the service.
Speaking before the decoration on Thursday in Enugu, Officer in-charge Enugu Maximum Custodial Centre, Mr Sunday Oyakhire, urged the decorated officers to justify their promotion by re-dedicating themselves to excellent and diligent service.
Oyakhire thanked the Minister of Interior, Dr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo; the Controller-General of Corrections (C-G-C), Mr Haliru Nababa and the Controller of Corrections in Enugu State, Mr Nicholas Obiako, for the promotion of a large number of personnel in the centre.
He said that promotion comes from God Almighty and those promoted should be grateful to Almighty God and NCoS constituted authorities.
Oyakhire, who is a Deputy Controller of Corrections, said: “I advised those that missed the promotion to exercise little patience and by the grace of God, you will be smiling with your new ranks very soon.
“For the newly-promoted and newly-decorated officers, it is a call to dedication and higher responsibility to the service and mankind.
“Congratulations and I wish you people the best and more promotions and favours in the near future.”
Mr Ikechukwu Ezugwu, a newly-decorated Assistant Controller of Corrections (ACC), lauded the minister of interior, C-G-C, the state controller of corrections and the Officer in-charge of the centre for finding them worthy of promotion and decoration.
Ezugwu, who spoke on behalf of other newly-promoted officers and personnel, assured NCoS authorities that they would redouble their efforts on duties assigned to them.
“We are fully aware of the higher responsibilities that go with this elevation and we are assuring the NCoS authorities that we will justify this elevation by putting in more hard work and commitment to service,” he said.