Nigeria Prisons empowers five ex-convicts in Ebonyi
Five freed inmates of Abakaliki Federal Prison have been given workings tools to better their lives by Nigeria Prisons Service Ebonyi State Command after serving their maximum jail terms.
The five beneficiaries inmates who were all married with children are Peter Nwankwo, Sunday Iboko, Sunday Ogodo, Moses Abarike and John Nwenyi.
Handing over the tools to the freed inmates in the presence of their family members at the prison yard in Abakaliki, the State Comptroller, Mrs. Emilia Oputa said that the freed inmates were trained on Carpentry, Welding, Electrical maintenance, Tailoring and Catering respectively.
According to her, the Command trained them on the skill acquisition as part of its core mandate.
The state Comptroller further explained that they were able to procure the tools through government funding and individual contributions.
Emilia who urged them to pay deaf ears to what people might be saying about them when they get home, admonished them to give their lives a meaning by engaging in meaningful trade and shun acts capable of bringing them back to the four walls of the prisons.