The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, this morning, Monday, September 12, 2022, expressed satisfaction at the level of work done at the project site of the 3,000-capacity Maximum Custodian Centre in Karshi, Abuja.
The Minister expressed his satisfaction while fielding questions from journalists at the project site. He said, “When compared with the amount released so far and what was on the ground, the contractors have done well.”
When asked when the project would be completed, the Minister stated that budget releases cannot be relied on to complete the project.He added that special intervention would be sought to complete the project.
Aregbesola assured that similar projects that are almost completed and ready for commissioning at the end of this year by the President include those of Kano, Rivers and others.
He, however, said the project consists of special facilities for difficult inmates as well as facilities for inmates with fewer crimes, for both males and females.
Aregbesola said the approval of the project was granted in 2017 by President Muhammadu Buhari’s Administration.