103 INMATES RECEIVED VOCATIONAL SKILLS IN OGUN

Correctional centre in Ogun State have asked for government’s intervention over the release of some inmates in the state.

The service asked for support for inmates who have benefitted from the special entrepreneur trainings organised by the correctional centre and some non governmental bodies.

The Ogun State deputy controller of correctional service who is also the officer in charge of the Ibara Correctional Service, DCC Shuaib Ayodeji addressing newsmen last Wednesday says government need to intervene in the release of some inmates who have acquired some certificates while in prison.

The deputy controller speaking at the graduation ceremony of 103 inmates who have been trained in paint making by Ancor Heritage Empowerment Initiatives, a Non Governmental Organisation, says part of the correctional services rendered to the inmates is to make sure they are educated in which some of them are now degree and masters holders.

According to the deputy controller, this certificate and skills cannot be useful to them nor the society while in prison.

Ayodeji said the educational services rendered to the inmates have sharpened their lives in which if released, they will be useful to the society and their generation.

Also the director of operations of Ancor Heritage Empowerment Initiatives, Bidemi Oladipupo, speaking to newsmen says his organisation which focuses on rendering of legal aid services to inmates, empowerment services and after care services says they had been able to free 104 inmates from correctional centres in Nigeria.

The director says the Non Governmental Organisation have trained  986 inmates across 8 correctional centres in the south west and north central in which 101 inmates trained in Ibara prison will be awarded certificates during the graduation ceremony.

According to Oladipupo, Ancor Heritage Empowerment Initiatives wants uniformity in all correctional centres in Nigeria so as to prevent the unkept situation of some of the centres.

He said the paint making training given to the graduating inmates in Ibara Correctional centre serves as an emotional therapy to the inmates that there is a better life out of crime. 

The inmates before receiving their certificates were put to test by making their own paint and painting the correctional centre environment in which was commissioned by the prison authorities.

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