Samuel Luka, Bauchi
The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) has appointed a Human Rights defender, Mr. Mbami Iliya Sabka to serve as a member in the Bauchi state Parole Board Committee.
Mr. Sabka who is the Executive Director of Council for Affirmative Action was appointed alongside the board Committee chairman, Hon. Justice Ibrahim Mohammed Zango, retired and nine others in a letter dated 9th December, 2022.
Signed by the Controller of the Correctional Service, Bauchi state Command, Ali Abubakar, the appointment letter explained that the decision was in line with the provisions of Nigerian Correctional Service, Act, 2019, section 39(2) and 40(a) and the inauguration of the National Parole Board Committee by the CGC, Haliru Nababa on 24st August, 2021.
“I wish to inform you that the Controller General of Corrections by virtue of the aforementioned sections of the Correctional Service Act has approved your appointment as member state Parole Board of Bauchi state with immediate effect”, part of the letter read in parts.
The letter informed Mr Sabka that the full membership of the board include, retired Hon. Justice Ibrahim Mohammed Zango (chairman), the controller of the service Bauchi command Ali Abubakar as member, DCC Bala D. Kitsam I/C Non-custodial service, Bauchi state command (Secretary), CSC Abubakar S. Shuaibu Esq, I/C welfare, Nigerian Correctional Service Bauchi state command (Member), Sha’awanatu Yusuf Esq. Director Public Prosecution (DPP) Bauchi state (member) and ACP Paul P. Dung Esq. Representative of Commissioner of Police, Bauchi state as member.
Others according to the appointment letter are, Lawal Yahaya Ali, state Coordinator, National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Bauchi state (member), Usman Saleh, Director Social Welfare and Investment, Dr. Mahmood Danasabe, Psychologist, Nigerian Psychology Association (Federal University, Gashua) and Habiba Garba Sama’ila, Psychiatrist, ATBUTH Bauchi.
“This is for your information and further necessary action, please”, the letter concluded.