Aregbesola denies COVID-19 case in correctional facilities

A file photo of Rauf-Aregbesola

By Tayo Alabi

Minister of Interior Rauf Aregbesola has declared that there is no case of COVID-19 in the nation’s 244 correctional facilities.

Aregbesola spoke on Thursday at the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 media briefing in Abuja.

He said the Federal Government had also decongested the correctional centres with the recent pardon granted to some prisoners by President Muhammadu Buhari.

He attributed the absence of Coronavirus case to diligence of officers.

The minister said the combined taskforce of security agencies were on patrol of Nigeria and Cameron borders to forestall the coming of both legal and illegal people into the country.

He also commended the governors of Borno, Taraba, Cross Rivers, Benue, among others, for ensuring the prevention of people who could compromise the country’s border.

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