Meet The New NCoS Chief, Haliru Nababa

NCoS Boss, Haliru Nababa.

Haliru Nababa who hails from Sokoto State, was born on 15th December, 1964.


Nababa had his First School Leaving Certificate from the Demonstration Primary School, Sokoto in 1975. He attended Government Secondary School Tangaza where he obtained his West African School Certificate in 1980 and then proceeded to the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto where he graduated in 1988 with a Bachelor degree in History. In 1996, he obtained a Diploma in Criminology from the Same University.


The New NCoS boss joined the Nigerian Prisons Service, as it then was called, on 13th August, 1990 as an Assistant Superintendent of Prisons. He rose through the ranks and was promoted to the Rank of Assistant Controller General of Corrections on 01 January, 2018. On 26th August, 2020 he was appointed as Deputy Controller General of Corrections Covering Duties in the Directorate of Finance and Accounts.

Career Courses Attended

The senior officer attended the following statutory courses in the Service: Assistant Superintendent Basic Course at Corrections Staff College, Barnawa, Kaduna; Citizens & Leadership Training, Shere Hills, Jos, Plateau State; 3rd Chief Superintendent course at Corrections Staff College, Barnawa, Kaduna; Command Course at Corrections Staff College, Barnawa, Kaduna; Advance Command Course, Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun State; He underwent a Senior Executive Course 41, 2019, at the prestigious National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru.

Positions Held

Haliru has headed many formations in the course of his career between 2016 and 2019, amongst which are: Officer in Charge, Wurno Satellite Custodial Centre, Sokoto State, Nguru Custodial Centre, Yobe State; Mubi Custodial Centre, Adamawa State, and Sokoto Central Custodial Centre, Sokoto State. He has also served as a Command Controller in Kebbi and Sokoto States.

Until his appointment to head the Service, he was covering duties as the Head of the Directorate of Finance and Account.

His hobbies include Reading, Travelling and Table Tennis. He is happily married with children.

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