11 September 2019 :
The controller general, Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS), Ahmed Jafa’aru on 5 September 2019 revealed that Nigeria now has 2,742 inmates on death row.
Jafa’aru made the revelation while briefing newsmen about the key provisions of the Nigeria Correctional Service Act which was recently assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said, “As of Monday, 2 September, the service had 2,742 inmates on death row. We are compiling their list and I am sure a good number of them have exhausted their appeal and are waiting for the approving authority to either approve their execution or commute them to life sentence.”