The UK is to build a U.S.$973,000 wing at Kirikiri prison in Lagos state. The construction of the new section completes a 2014 prisoners’ transfer agreement reached between Nigeria and British governments.
Britain will build a new wing in a Nigerian prison so that it can transfer Nigerian prisoners there, the government in London has announced.
Reuters reports that the new wing will be built at Kirikiri Prison in Lagos.
The new 112-bed wing, which will cost 700,000 pounds ($973,000) and be compliant with United Nations standards, will make it easier for Britain to comply with a prisoner transfer agreement it signed with Nigeria in 2014.
Under the deal, eligible prisoners serving criminal sentences in Nigeria and Britain can be returned to complete their sentences in their respective countries.
The British government, however, did not indicate how many prisoners might be moved or when the project is likely to be completed.