The Controller General of the Nigeria Prison Service (NPS) Peter Ezenwa Ekpendu who was retired on Tuesday 17th May, 2016 lamented that officers and men of the Service were highly indiscipline.
While delivering his address at his pulling out ceremony at the Prisons headquarters in Abuja, Ekpendu warned personnel to obey the rules of service.
"The issue of petitions in our Service is not only alarming but terribly embarrassing to the administration," he said. "I cannot understand a situation where a non-commission officer will have the courage to pick up his pen to write against his administration not even knowing the implications.
"Our officers have now resorted to a situation where if they want to protest about anything, they just throw the channel of communication overboard.
They will write the Controller General of Prisons, to Mr. President, then to President of Senate, thereafter to the House Committee on Interior and the House Committee on Interior, public petitions.
They write to my minister and others. That rubbish has to stop and stop forthwith."
Ekpendu said he did his best while in charge of affairs of the Service between 5th December, 2014 and 17th May, 2016, insisting that all the action he took were in good faith.