PROWA seeks support to boost prisoners’ welfare

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Hajiya Gwamma Ahmed, President, Prisons Officers Wives Association (PROWA) has urged the rich, corporate organisations and NGOs to join hands with the association to boost its corporate social responsibility to the prisoners. Ahmed gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. She said it had become imperative for the well to do to in the society to support PROWA in discharging its Corporate Social responsibilities to reinforce its motto: ‘We care too. “ “I want to urge people, especially the rich, to see the need to rehabilitate prisons and ensure social development of prisoners. “The association has been helping the Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) in rehabilitation and reformation of prisons, over the years but we cannot do this alone,” she said. According to her, the association has implemented programmes such as De-worming/Hygiene Campaign, Cervical Cancer Awareness, Visits to prison yard as part of its efforts to contribute to the prisons reformation. Ahmed, who added that PROWA donated essential supplies to inmates and paid the option of fine for 50 well behaved inmates, in the last quarter of 2017 to enable them regain their freedom, promised that the figure would be increased by 2019. The PROWA president, however, commended the Controller General of Prisons, Alhaji Ja’afaru Ahmed and other members of staff of the Service for their continued financial and moral support. NAN reports that PROWA had in March empowered 41 widows of prison officers who died in active service due to Boko Haram insurgency in Abuja. The association said the exercise was aimed at enabling the widows start-up small scale businesses in the various areas of their skills to support their families. (NAN) – Dec. 3, 2018 @ 11:09 GMT |

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