Bauchi State First Lady, Hajiya Lami Aisha Bala Mohammed has called on inmates of Bauchi Medium Security Custodian Center to consider their stay in detention as an act of fate urging them to use their stay to repent from their past crimes and adjust to a better way of life.
The First Lady of Bauchi State, who was at the Custodian Center on Thursday used the visit to have lunch with the inmates of the Bauchi Medium Security Custodial Centre as part of activities marking her maiden visit to the centre.
Lami Bala Mohammed also stressed the need for the inmates to imbibe good morals and shun crime for the betterment of the society noting that it is because of the passion she has towards assisting the vulnerable and less privileged members of the society that made her visit the Custodial facility with a view to interacting with the inmates, eat together and give them sense of belonging.
The First Lady used the occasion to pay the fines of eight of the inmates and donated 4 sets of sewing machines, 11 bags of slippers, Soap 14 cartons, body cream, 13 cartons, bread 1,000 loaves, Qur’an 20 pieces, mosquito nets 2 cartons, and 1 bag of blankets.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Officer In-charge of the Custodial Center, DCC Suleiman M. Inuwa, applauded the First Lady for the visit which he described as first of its kind for a First Lady to eat with inmates.
He appealed to her to Continue to support the inmates through regular visits and donations which he opined will assist in reforming them as they will feel that in spite of their conditions people still care for them.
The Chairperson, Correctional Officers Wives Association (CROWA) Bauchi State Command, Hajiya Fatima Suleiman T. Suleiman who was readily on the ground to receive the First Lady at the Custodial Centre, assured the First Lady of CROWA’s support to their administration.
The inmates of the Bauchi Custodial Center entertained the First Lady with Hausa, Fulani and Igbo cultural dances and songs as contained in a statement by DSC ADAM Abubakar Jibrin Command Public Relations Officer, Nigerian Correctional Service Bauchi State Command.