The Nigerian Prisons Service in Lagos State has revealed that 0ver 300 candidates have been shortlisted for recruitment exercise for Monday, March 18 to Saturday, March 23.

The Lagos State Comptroller of Prisons, Tunde Ladipo stated this during an interview with gbojom. com .ng  on Friday.

In his statement, he disclosed that conduct of exercise which will include both written and oral tests had been concluded

“We are set to conduct the 2018 recruitment for the Nigerian Prisons.”

“Over 300 shortlisted applicants have been notified and invited for the interview from Monday, March 18 to Saturday, March 23.”

“The interview is for candidates for the Superintendent cadre to the Assistant Superintendent (ASP) and others.”

“We must warn, that those who are not invited for the interview are not to come to the venue of the exercise for security reasons.”

“We have put adequate security measures in place to ensure hitch-free conduct of the entire exercise, just as we are also enjoining the candidates to comport themselves throughout the period,”

He stated that the decision of prisons is to boost the manpower needs of the service and to recruit new hands.

He revealed that the service is experiencing a shortfall of manpower due to officers retirement.

Ladipo stated that there is a need to close up the gap left behind by the retiring old staff and bring in news hands which will enhance the security of prisons.

“For instance here in Lagos, we have five prisons. We also have what we call the Cottage, a form of industry, which houses our printing section, welding and tailoring.”

“We also have the poultry, fish pond and the dog section, which we call the Canine and the Arms Squad.”

“The dogs are trained there, as they also assist in carrying out security tasks too,” he said.