The Comptroller-General of Prisons Jafaru Ahmed said feeding budget of N19.8 billion for inmates  proposed in the 2017 budget would not be enough.
 
Jafaru Ahmed also disclosed that food contractors are being owed more than N5.9 billion for supplies made to feed the 72, 000 inmates.
 
He stated this when he appeared before the House of Representatives Committee on Interior to defend the service’s 2017 budget.