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Saturday, 14 April 2018

Prison reforms : NGO donates Mosque to juvenile prison in Ogun

A Non-Government Organisation (NGO), Habibat Foundation, on Friday in Abeokuta, donated a Mosque to the Borstal Training Institute in Ogun state.

Speaking at the occasion, the Controller of Prisons in the state, Mrs Jemilehin Abimbola, said the foundation had donated a magnificent edifice to the Institute.

Abimbola said that the Mosque would also aid in the actualisation of the prisons’ statutory mandate of reformation, rehabilitation and reintegration.

She stated that the Institute was the Juvenile arm of the Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS), saying that the facility at Abeokuta served the entire Southern Nigeria.

She said the school was set up for correcting, reforming and training young offenders within the age range of 16 and 18 years.

The controller admonished Nigerian parents on the need to pay closer attention to their children, as part of measures aimed at reducing every form of social vices.

She said that the Institute would not relent in ensuring that the right form of discipline and skills was giving to the wards.

The Ogun Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure , Mr Olamilekan Adegbite, urged the students to take advantage of the place of worship.

Adegbite challenged the students of the Institute to remain focused as they could still be whatever they set out to become in life.

The Founder, Habibat Charity Foundation, Mr Abdul – Rasheed Ismail, said the place of worship was built in order for the kids tohave a sense of purpose in life and behave properly.

“The Mosque is built so that the people can learn, pray and live decently.

“When the children fall sick, the foundation also assists the Institute in taking them to hospital, “he said.

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