Nigeria spends N3.50 daily to feed one prisoner — The Legal Defence and Assistance Project


Chino Obiagwu, the National Coordinator of LEDAP, made the revelation today at a round table for media and civil society organizations in Lagos. He said that the current cost was increased by the new Comptroller-General of Prisons from
the previous N2.10k per prisoner. The round table was themed ‘Moving Nigeria Towards the Abolition of the Death Penalty.’

He speech: “The truth is that many prisoners supplement their meals because all kinds of businesses and activities go on inside the prisons. If you allow Nigerian prisoners to survive on their ration, they will all die.

There are about 56,000 inmates scattered across Nigerian prisons. A lot of philanthropy goes into our prisons, churches like the Catholic church, The Redeemed church carry out regular prison visits to improve the welfare of inmates.”…… no wonder many convicts prefer Nigerian prisons to any other prison in d world……

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