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Aregbesola vows to recapture all fleeing inmates

The Ministry of Interior says fleeing inmates will eventually be apprehended.

The Minister, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola stated this in Abuja, while briefing State House Correspondents on the achievements of his ministry.

He said the fleeing inmates had nowhere to hide as those still on the run cannot fully reintegrate into the society.

The Minister expressed hope that they would be recapture due to their biometric data, which harbour critical information about them.

He explained that the data about them, which has been shares with the Interpol, to track and bring them back.

That Minister noted that there were about 500 inmates running different degree programmes, with 85 running Post-Graduate Degree programmes, while four are running PhD programmes within the custodial facilities, an attempt at reforming them through education.

He about 600 inmates had also been enrolled for WAEC/NECO Examinations, and 2,300 for Adult Literacy Classes in several custodial centres.

The Minister said 174,000 jobs had been created for Nigerians through the administration of Expatriate Quotas and Business Permits.

The Minister said the government recently inaugurated a Ministerial Task Force on the Monitoring of Expatriate Quota to primarily, audit, monitor, and enforce the conditions for the approval of expatriate quota and foreign business permit.

Reporting by Abdullah Bello; Editing by Adeniyi Bakare