President Goodluck Jonathan has appointed Dr Peter Ezenwa Ekpendu as the new Controller General of Prisons.
Dr Ekpendu who hails from Ibeku Okwuato in Mbaise Local Government area of Imo state, was the Deputy Controller General (Administration) since 2012.
He has held various positions in the prisons including Deputy Commandant Prisons Training, College,Lagos-1991-1994; Officer-in-Charge of Umuahia-1995-1996; Officer in charge of Owerri Prisons-1997-1998 and Deputy Controller of Prisons Training, Prisons Headquarters 1999.
He was also Controller of Prisons Pension, Prisons Headquarters- 2000; Controller of Prisons of Enugu State 2001-2003, Imo State 2003-2005 and Delta State 2006.
He was promoted Assistant Controller General of Prisons (Operations) 2008 and was deployed as Zonal Coordinator Zone D, Minna- 2009-2010 and he became Deputy Controller General (ITP) in 2011.
The new Controller General had his Primary school Education at St Patrick’s school Ibeku, Okwuato in Aboh Mbaise LGA, while his Secondary School education was at Mbaise Secondary School, Aboh Mbaise.
He had his Teachers’ Training College Education at Azaraegbelu Teachers’ Training College Emekuku, Owerri.
His tertiary Education was at University of Nigeria, Nsukka where he obtained his Bsc (Hons) in 1981, MED in 1984 and PHD in 1988.
Dr. Ekpendu also attended the Prestigious National Institute for Policy and Strategy Studies (NIPSS) Kuru Jos in 2007.