An association known as Nigeria
Prison Service Ration and Gas Contractors has petitioned
President Muhammadu Buhari
over N6 billion
allegedly owed it by the Federal
The association supplies food items and gas to prisons across the country.
The contractors, in a letter of appeal addressed to Buhari,
dated November 13, said they had not
been paid for food items and gas
supplied to prisons since January, 2015.
They said they had resorted to taking bank loans with all the accumulative interests and that
some of them had disposed of their
property to meet up.
The letter was signed by the association’s President S. K Sanni,
National Secretary Eugene Agro and National Vice President (North
West) Ibrahim A. Asarakawa.
According to the contractors, if they are not paid before the end of November, they would have no
money to supply food items and gas to the
prisons in December.
The letter read in part: “Needless to say that if prisoners and
inmates of the nation’s prisons
are not fed for two days, they could go hay wire and the
consequences are not good to imagine.
We don’t want any national embarrassment for Mr. President and his new government.
“We are therefore appealing to the Commander-In-Chief to mobilise funds from anywhere to settle our bill before it is too late, knowing
that top on his priority is security. We have endured long enough