Easter: Adamawa CAN donates relief materials to inmates in Yola prison

Easter: Adamawa CAN donates relief materials to inmates in Yola prison

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Adamawa chapter, has donated relief materials to 625 inmates in the spirit of Easter.

State chairman Reverend Damin Mamza who made the donation when he visited the Yolde-Pate Correctional facility in Yola South Local Government Area on Friday, urged them to be good citizens.

He said that the gesture was part of the Easter celebration by the Catholic Diocese of Yola.

“In the spirit of the season today is Good Friday, the day we commemorate the death of our lord Jesus Christ.

“In order to follow his exemplary self sacrifice, we decided to visit this correctional center and present some basic items to inmates for them to feel the spirit of the season.

Mr Mamza said that there was a need for the government to provide a conducive atmosphere for the inmates to worship at the centre.

“It is the duty of the government to provide both Church and Mosque at every correctional centre since it is a correctional centre,” he said.

He said religious leaders, individuals and organisations would do their best to provide other things that the inmates needed.

Mr Mamza advised the inmates to take advantage of being in the facility, to study holy books and acquire skills.

He urged them to continue to cooperate with the staff and their leaders at the centre.

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Assistant Controller Correctional, Musa Gambaki in charge of the centre, thanked and appreciated CAN for the visit.

He assured them of the judicious distribution of the materials for the purpose it was made.

Gambaki said the facility has the capacity to keep 1,000 inmates but currently there are 625 inmates.

In his remarks, the leader of the inmates, (name withheld) thanked the chairman for the donation which came as a surprise.

He pleaded with the association for the provision of instruments for worship and chairs among others.

The items presented included 100 plastic buckets, 100 mats, 12 cartoons of soap and assorted first aid items.

The highlight of the visit was the presentation of a cap to the CAN chairman and entertainment by inmates at the centre.


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