The Minister of Inside, Rauf Aregbesola, has stated that the least each day repairs spent on a Prisoner in America, beneath the management of President Donald Trump, is N31,000. He acknowledged that the quantity is larger than the N30,000, which the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Authorities not too long ago authorized as the brand new month-to-month minimal wage for Nigerian staff.
He stated that his Ministry, contemplating the dwindling assets obtainable to the nation, has proposed N730.00 for the each day repairs of its Prisoners, in 2020.
Aregbesola made the comparability whereas responding to questions from members of the Senate and Home of Representatives Joint Committee on Inside, throughout 2020 finances defence session of the Ministry.
He acknowledged that the each day repairs of a jail inmate in some States in America, might be as excessive as N60,00Zero per day.
His phrases: “The American Authorities finances for correctional service was about $81 billion, in 2018.
“Every Prisoner enjoys each day repairs facility of an equal of between N31,00Zero and N61,000.”
He defined that Nigeria is smaller in dimension in comparison with that of America, which made the each day repairs on a Prisoner there larger than what’s projected within the 2020 finances.
He stated: “The each day repairs of an American Prisoner can also be larger than the N30,00Zero nationwide minimal wage not too long ago authorized for the Nigerian staff.
“On the Federal Govt Council degree, when the finances being defended now was to be deliberate by means of inputs from varied Ministers, I saved quiet after listening to the Minister of Finance, on the challenges and constraints dealing with the nation’s financial system.
“One of such challenges is the paucity of funds, which has made the Ministry of Interior unable to pay for forty fire trucks manufactured for the country by Turkey, since 18 months ago”, he stated.