The campaign organization of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, governorship aspirant in Enugu State, Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi presented gifts worth thousands of naira to inmates of Enugu Prisons Wednesday with a call on the government and members of the public to provide adequate care for prisoners and those in need in the society.
Coordinator of Gburu-Gburu Door 2 Door Campaign organization, Chief Mrs. Amaka Anajemba made the call while presenting the gift items including sewing machines and mattresses to the Deputy Controller of Prisons in-charge of Enugu Prisons, Mr. Felix Lawrence.
She said that prisoners should not be neglected as some of them found themselves in the prisons not because they committed any crime but as victims of circumstances, stressing that prison inmates are not the worst citizens in the society.
Mrs. Anajemba said: “We are here to visit the prisoners to put them in the limelight, to let them feel that we are still with them and that we are not forgetting them. We want to let them know that we are not leaving them out in what we are doing out there.
“People should know that prison inmates are not the worst people on earth, their reason for being here is for a purpose. I know some of them are here because they are victims of circumstance and not because they commit one crime or the other. But for whatever reason they are here, I believe God wants to remould them and they will come out as great people.
“We are presenting to them mattresses so that they can sleep well as well as sewing machines to enable them learn tailoring and make their own wears and this is part of Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s programme to cater for those in need in the society. We are doing this on behalf of the PDP governorship aspirant, Hon. Ugwuanyi Gburu-Gburu, who is very concerned about the wellbeing of the people.”
Receiving the items, the Deputy Controller of Prisons, Mr. Lawrence, expressed gratitude to the Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi Support Group women’s wing for its concern towards the welfare of the prison inmates.
He said that the sewing machines would help the inmates in their skill acquisition programme by learning tailoring while the mattresses “will help them to sleep well.”
The Deputy Controller said: “Being in jail is not the end of the road, one day the inmates could be people in the society that will rule Nigeria; they deserve adequate care and support. So, on behalf of the prisons we wish to thank you immensely, and like Oliver Twist, we still need more.”
Photo shows: Coordinator, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi Gburu-Gburu Door 2 Door Campaign Group, Chief Mrs. Amaka Anajemba presenting Sewing Machines and Mattrasses to Deputy Controller of Enugu Prisons, Mr. Felix Lawrence during their visit to the prisons on Wednesday