“We all know that the country is facing insecurity issues, which have put every security organisation on alert in the country.
“Our country is, indeed, threatened from within and this service has also witnessed some of these security challenges.
“In this regard, I want to say the role of NCoS in ensuring security in this country is immense,” said the minister.
“However, this service is vested with a very huge trust. Trust is also associated with alot of pains as some of those you are looking after are dangerous criminals.
“Thus, it becomes worrying for all of us, the entire citizens at large when a jail break or prison attack occurs,” he said.
He said it was necessary for the officers to step up their game, and that the service would train them and provide better facilities and equipment.
“Your job does not stop at correctional services and custodial centres. Non custodial services are equally as important as custodial services,” he said.
Aregbesola urged the newly decorated officers to work hard to justify their promotion, adding that the image of the service and their conduct should be their priority.
Nababa said the service had, however, redeployed some heads of directorates in other to inject new ideas for a holistic approach in the management of emerging challenges facing the service and the nation at large.
He said his office would continue to provide logistics and administrative support within the available resources to ensure the implementation of the directive.
“I, therefore, expect all officers elevated to command positions to deploy their wealth of experience and knowledge to enforce this order,” he said.
Nababa noted also that plans were at advanced stage to facilitate early payment of promotion arrears by the appropriate authorities.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 3,510 officers and men were promoted as part of efforts to boost the morale of the staff of NCoS. (NAN)