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NCoS Dispels False Reports of Luxury Hotel Construction

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The Nigerian Correctional Service, (NCoS) has debunked a purported malicious report making  rounds in some sections of the media that it has just built a magnificent hotel.

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Assistant Controller of Corrections AD Umar, National Public Relations Officer, Nigerian Correctional Service in a statement issued said report was not only misleading, but also targeted towards misinforming the public.

He revealed that for the avoidance of doubt, the said hotel was built in the year 2021 and it’s exclusively owned by the Correctional Cooperative Society (COCOS), a Cooperative Society for all personnel of the Service which was formed in the year 1996.

The National Corrections PRO ACC AD Umar revealed that the Cooperative Society operates a Microfinance Bank that provides financial soft-landing to both serving and retired personnel with the aim of improving their welfare through the provision of soft loans and other financial services.

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He further said, “The Cooperative Society also serves as a fallback welfare system for retired and deceased personnel, while those who have been dismissed from Service get back their due entitlements upon disengagement. Presently, all such payments of entitlements to beneficiaries are up-to-date.

“The Cooperative Society has acquired housing estates, providing personnel, serving and retired, the opportunity to own personal houses without hassles.

“The said hotel has been opened for business since its establishment in 2021, and located along Bill Clinton Drive Airport Road, Abuja.” He added

He pointed out that in terms of funding and day-to-day administration, the hotel is owned by COCOS and managed as a corporate entity.

The hotel has so far provided employment opportunities for many youths, and attracted commendations from dignitaries both within and outside.

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He noted that in his familiarization tour of the Service’s National Headquarters upon assumption of office, the Minister of Interior, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo commended the Service for the initiative of establishing the hotel and enjoined other institutions to emulate the Nigerian Correctional Service in this regards.

According to the ACC Umar, “Controller General of Corrections (CGC) hereby advises the general public to disregard the said report as it is meant to cause chaos where none exists.

He enjoins the public to patronize the hotel as it provides excellent services at competitive prices.”

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He additionally advised media to always confirm the sources of their information regarding the Nigerian Correctional Service via the Public Relations Officer as well as other official channels before publication.



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