Following an agreement signed yesterday between the Federal Government and the UK government, Nigerians serving jail terms in the United Kingdom will soon be transferred to Nigeria to complete their jail term.
Former Governor of Delta State, James Ibori will be part of those that will be repatriated to complete their jail term in Nigeria. James Ibori still has more than six months to stay in prison.
The British government has also promised to give Nigeria one million British pounds to assist in the comprehensive reformation of Nigerian prisons to ease the stress of the inmates.
Mr. Jeremy Wright (The United Kingdom Minister of Justice) revealed this when he led the UK team to visit the Minister of Interior to finalize the process of prisoner exchange between the two countries.
Mr. Jeremy Wright led a five-man delegation to the ministry, said even though the prisoners were paying for the crimes they might have committed, conditions in detention centres where they were staying should be made humane and accommodating.
He hailed the Federal Government and the Minister of Interior for making it possible for the two countries to finalize the agreement, which would lead to the mutual exchange of prisoners and said efforts would be made to foster the cordial relationship between Nigeria and the United Kingdom.