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January 13, 2021

Patronise goods produced by inmates, Prisons Service urges Nigerians



THE Controller General of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Ja’afaru Ahmed, on Wednesday, urged Nigerians to patronise goods produced by inmates in order to support local content.

He said patronising the inmates after their acquisition of skills in shoe and garment making, would create a sense of self worth for them and enhance their employability when discharged.

Ahmed spoke during the signing of a Public Private Partnership Memorandum of Understanding between the NCoS and a private entrepreneur.

A statement by the Public Relations Department of the NCoS, signed by CSC James O. Okoh, said the Service was set to expand the frontiers of vocational skills acquisition for inmates in shoes, garments and leather works.

“The first phase of this engagement is the Shoe and Garment factory in Aba Custodial Centre and the Leather Factory in Janguza Custodial Centre, Kano State,” the NCoS said.

He said the project would also increase the internally generated revenue of the Service and enhance self-sustainability in the provision of staff uniforms and foot wears as well as inmates’ uniforms and beddings.

“This laudable initiative was borne out of the need to generate employment for Nigerians, conserve foreign exchange, utilise local raw materials and generate other value added services in the chain of production,” the statement said.




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