THE NIGERIAN PRISONS SERVICE

INTRODUCTION

From its inception to date, the Nigerian Prisons Service has had 20 heads.
The first seven Directors of Prisons (as the office was then termed) had British nationality.
With effect from 1st October, 1992 the office of the head of the Nigerian Prisons Service was changed from Director of Prisons to Controller-General of Prisons and the then Director of Prisons, J. O. Lily Ojo automatically became the first Controller-General of Prisons.
Below is a comprehensive list of all who had headed the Prisons in Nigeria, their years of entry and exit, and profile

DIRECTORS OF PRISONS

 

NAME

NATIONALITY

PERIOD

1

C. W. DUNCAN

BRITISH

29/10/1920 – 01/11/1921

2

LT COL. E. L. SALIER

BRITISH

02/11/1921 – 30/03/1925

3

F. W. GARVEY

BRITISH

31/03/1925 – 18/05/1932

4

COL. V. L. MABB

BRITISH

19/05/1932 – 03/07/1946

5

R. H. DOLAN

BRITISH

04/07/1946 – 29/03/1954

6

M. C. M. K. CAREW

BRITISH

30/03/1954 – 09/01/1961

7

W. G. FRANCIS

BRITISH

10/01/1961 – 30/04/1961

8

CHIEF F. S. GIWA OSAGIE

NIGERIAN

03/10/1961 – 30/04/1972

9

J. I. ADAPOYI

NIGERIAN

01/05/1972 – 12/09/1975

10

A. A. AHMADU

NIGERIAN

21/10/1975 – 14/01/1986

11

MUSA A. EGU

NIGERIAN

20/01/1986 – 31/05/1990

12

J. O. LILY OJO

NIGERIAN

01/06/1990 – 30/09/1992

CONTROLLERS-GENERAL OF PRISONS

12

J. O. LILY OJO

NIGERIAN

01/10/1992 – 16/01/1995

13

G. G. BAIDU

NIGERIAN

17/01/1995 – 29/02/1996

14

I. M. JARMA

NIGERIAN

01/03/1996 – 31/07/2002

15

A. I. AKPAN

NIGERIAN

23/08/2002 – 15/02/2006

16

O. U. KALU (ACTING)

NIGERIAN

16/02/2006 – 29/06/2006

17

O. A. OGUNDIPE, mni, OFR

NIGERIAN

30/06/2006 – 31/12/2011

18

ZAKARI IBRAHIM, mni, MFR

NIGERIAN

01/01/2012 – 21/07/2014

19

PETER E. EKPENDU, Ph.D, mni

NIGERIAN

05/12/2014 – 17/05/2016

20

JA’AFARU AHMED

NIGERIAN

17/05/2016 – DATE