Ogun prison in­mates

The Punch - - NEWS - Daud Olatunji, Abeokuta

Anon-gov­ern­men­tal or­gan­i­sa­tion, Habiba Foun­da­tion, has do­nated seven sewing ma­chines and a tai­lor­ing cen­tre to the in­mates of the Oba Cor­rec­tional Cen­tre in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

The foun­da­tion also do­nated a bore­hole and an ul­tra-modern mosque to the ju­ve­nile de­ten­tion cen­tre, Borstal In­sti­tu­tion in Adigbe, Abeokuta.

While hand­ing over the tai­lor­ing cen­tre and sewing ma­chines to the cor­rec­tional home, the founder of Habiba Foun­da­tion, Rasheed Sun­mola, said the ges­ture was to sup­port the ef­forts of the gov­ern­ment.

He ex­plained that it be­came im­per­a­tive to pro­vide a means of liveli­hood for in­mates so that they would not be­come a threat to the coun­try af­ter leav­ing the cor­rec­tional fa­cil­ity.

Sun­mola added that the foun­da­tion was con­cerned about the re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of the in­mates af­ter serv­ing out their terms.

He said, “This was done so that we can give our brothers (in­mates) here some­thing they would be do­ing af­ter they leave this place and they will not be­come a nui­sance to so­ci­ety.”

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