The bill to Establish Correctional Service Academy has scaled the second reading at the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly today, Wednesday.
The bill, which was sponsored by Senator Olalekan Ramoni Mustapha (APC, Ogun East), is aimed at providing a legal and institutional framework for the already established academic institution responsible for high standard training and award of certificate in the Correctional Service.
According to Ramoni, the establishment of the academy would “provide strategic leadership training to the Nigeria Correctional Service in the administration of the criminal justice system.”
The Lawmaker said: “Nigeria has been battling insecurity and has to face these problems continuously for a considerable period now.
“The Academy will develop a broader outlook and understanding, out of which would grow a broader strategy.
“The setting up of the Academy will serve as a multi service institution that will provide future decision makers with the necessary skills and background for filling senior positions in the service and associated fields.”
The bill has been referred by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, to the Committee on Interior for further legislative work.
The Committee is expected to report back in four weeks.