Governor Gaidam donates drugs, cows to prison inmates
Posted by News Express | 22 December 2016 | 1,160 times
The Executive Governor of Yobe State, Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam, has donated drugs and consumables worth millions of naira to prison inmates in the state for Christmas and New Year celebrations.
In a separate presentation of the items, the Commissioner for Health Dr. Mohammed Bello Kawuwa who handed the drugs to the State Controller of Prisons for onward distribution to the prisons in the state said the Governor made the gesture in line with his administration’s policy of free medical care to indigenes of the state. Gaidam said the inmates are also indigenes of Yobe State hence the need for them to enjoy the dividends of democracy.
On his part, the Director of Protocol, Zannah Ali Ibrahim, who presented three cows to the Controller of Prisons on behalf of the Governor also reiterated that the Governor out of his magnanimity has touched the lives of the less privileged in the state.
While receiving the drugs and cows on behalf of the inmates in the state, the Controller of Prisons Yobe State Command, Isa Sabo Kashuri, expressed his happiness and thanked the Governor for supporting prisons in the state. He expressed gratitude on behalf of the Controller General of Prisons, Ja’afaru Ahmed, the Zonal Coordinator, the staff and inmates of prisons in the state for the kind gesture.
He mentioned that the gesture was timely, coming at a period of harsh weather in the state.
Kashuri called on other well meaning individuals and NGOs to support the prison management in its effort of reforming and rehabilitating the inmates in order to achieved a crime-free society.