Officers and men of the Nigeria Prison Service, Niger State Command, have been warned to guard against any act that will jeopardize the service in the discharge of their duty.

The new Comptroller of the service in the state command, Alh. Mustapha Iliyasu Attah, gave the warning while addressing the officers of the command at the command head quarters in Minna, Wednesday.

He explained that the present leadership of the service will not condone in any acts of professional misconduct from any officer no matter his rank, warning that the service will not hesitate to use the sledge hammer on any officer found wanting in the discharge of his duty.

He stated that the leadership of the service, under the Comptroller General Ja’afaru Ahmed, is committed to improving their well being, through the provision of their welfare, urging them to reciprocate by dedicating themselves to their professional responsibility.

According to the state Comptroller of Prisons, the current management of the service had put in place necessary package that guarantees their welfare, stressing the need for officers to live above board and be committed to their mandate as enshrined in the act of the prison service.

He described as unfortunate, the increasing rate of indiscipline and unprofessional conduct among officers and men of the service, explaining that his leadership will sanction any officer who deviates from his duty.

He requested them to extend their hands of fellowship to him through the needed cooperation to collectively pilot the affairs of the command, assuring that their welfare and incentives would be given the deserved priority as he commended them for co-cooperating with his predecessor.

Addressing officers and inmates of the Minna Medium Security Prison in Tunga, Friday, Comptroller Mustapha Attah urged them to see their plight in the prison as an act of  God, appealing to them to always extend their cooperation to the prison authority at all time.

He assured them of his leadership preparedness to channel their plight to the appropriate authority to see how they would be alleviated.

He charged them to avoid any act that will create insecurity to the prison while serving their jail terms, adding that those on awaiting trial would get the needed attention under his leadership, the comptroller who had earlier inspected the Prison Clinic, kitchen and other facilities charged officers of the Medium Security Prison to always be proactive in their duty.

Alh. Mustapha Iliyasu Attah, until his redeployment to Niger State Command of the Nigeria Prison Service, was the comptroller in Ekiti and Taraba States Command.