The UK is to build a £700,000 (N350M) jail in Nigeria so it can deport Nigerian criminals and free up places in British jails.
“As part of this agreement, eligible prisoners serving criminal sentences in Nigeria and the UK can be returned to complete their sentences in their respective countries,” said Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.
The new facility a “UN-compliant” 112-bed wing will be constructed at the maximum security Kiri Kiri prison in Lagos
“Helping Nigeria to improve its prison conditions and increase prison capacity will enable us to transfer more prisoners to Nigeria, which will in turn free up prison places in the UK.”
The new wing is being paid for using the CSSF (Conflict, Stability and Security Fund) migration returns fund, said Mr Johnson.
“Tenders have been placed and a supplier identified to conduct the building work, alongside project support and monitoring and evaluation, bringing the total cost to £695,525,” he added.