Federal Government has inaugurated a Steering cabinet to assistance maximize a potentials of over 200, 000 jail inmates for a growth of cultivation and quarrel food nonesuch opposite a 6 geo-political zones in a country.
The Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Morro, who inaugurated a ‘ Steering Committee on a Prisons’ Agricultural growth Project’, Wednesday in Abuja, pronounced that a inmates will be good taken caring of and put to good use while portion their several jail terms.
According to Moro, a jail inmates who will consecrate a infancy of a workforce, will acquire salaries, that would be paid to them during a finish of their jail term.
He pronounced a new policy, that aims to settle vast rural plantation sites opposite a country, is also to utilize a earthy work force of Nigerian jail inmates.
His said: “It might seductiveness we to know that currently in South Africa, it earns some-more than $84 million annually from a identical project. This underlines a fact that a intrigue when entirely operational would from acquire a country, Nigeria, millions in dollars.
“In addition, a jail inmates who will consecrate a infancy of a workforce, would acquire salaries that would be paid to them during a finish of their jail term, in further to appropriation claim revision skills. It is estimable of note that this plan will also yield additional practice event for a plentiful youths all over a country.”
Moro told a cabinet not to demur to call his courtesy when they confront any problem in appropriation land in any partial of a country.
Responding, a authority of a cabinet and as good as Director of Paramilitary in a method , Mr. Amuga Kefta, positive that a programme will be a success