Senate committee approves N1,000 daily feeding allowance for prison inmates
The Senate Committee on Interior, on Wednesday, increased the daily feeding allowance of the Nigerian Correctional Service from its current N450 per person to a minimum of N1,000 per day. Officials of the NCS were in the Senate on Wednesday to defend the 2022 budget of the agency. They proposed an increment of the daily feeding allowance to N750 but the panel which described the amount as grossly inadequate jerked it up to N1,000 in line with the current economic reality. The committee pledged to undertake an upward review of inmates’ feeding cost from N450 to N1000 per day.