The ongoing efforts by the management of the Nigerian Prison Service received a dynamic boost on Tuesday when a prison reform-driven non-governmental organisation, Habeeb Okunola Foundation, made a donation of three sewing machines to the Lagos Division of the Nigerian Prison Service.
Represented by Solomon Adetokunbo, the NGO visited the Lagos office of the Nigerian Prison Service early on Tuesday morning and was warmly received by the Controller, Mr Tunde Ladipo. Solomon explained that the foundation’s long-term commitment is to ensure that the prison serves as a reformation and correctional facility, equipping inmates with skills that will enable them to be self-sustaining and productive members of society upon their release.
Through various skills acquisition and entrepreneurship development programmes, the Habeeb Okunola Foundation seeks to give a sense of value and provide viable options to inmates, ultimately preparing them for a life of economic productivity and self-worth after serving their jail terms.
The Controller of the Lagos Prison, Tunde Ladipo, expressed his appreciation for the donation and urged other profit and non-profit organisations in the country to follow the lead of the Habeeb Okunola Foundation and support the government’s efforts in prison reform. With comprehensive prison reforms, we can add value to both inmates and society at large.
Habeeb Okunola Foundation’s donation of sewing machines serves as an inspiration to others to support the reformation of the Nigerian prison system, ensuring that inmates have access to the resources and skills they need to become productive members of society.