2017 in the eyes of a Prisons Officer, by Ugwuoke Kelvin Abuchi
The year started with the carryover of the promotion of over 10,000 officers and men of the Nigerian Prisons Service which was announced towards the twilight of 2016. This is considered as the largest since the inception of the service. Though, I was not involved, but I was affected as most of my colleagues who were promoted wore smiles and became rejuvenated to do the job whole-heartedly. This gave the rest of us hope and made us to believe that better days are here again. Inspectors of Prisons who were stagnated for more than a decade were all promoted, while those that have additional qualifications were upgraded.