Director-General, Vox Populi Foundation Leads Members of the Foundation to Donate towards the Improvement of the Keffi Correctional Centre, Nasarawa State

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On Wednesday, July 27, 2022, Chief C.P Oli, the Director-General of Vox Populi Foundation, in the company of other distinguished members and representatives of the President of the Vox Populi Foundation, Chief Joe-Kyari Gadzama SAN, visited the Keffi Correctional Centre, Nasarawa State.

The Vox Populi Foundation is primarily geared towards advocating for good governance and making a positive impact on society and by way of contributing their quota to society, the DG and other members present at the correctional center interacted with the Officer in Charge and the Welfare Officer of the correctional centre.

The Director General of the foundation commended the laudable efforts of the officers of the correctional center who have been working ceaselessly to ensure that inmates are able to access education. He noted the essence of public-private partnership in the society and stated further that the primary aim of the visit was to render assistance to the correctional center by sponsoring those inmates who are set to take the upcoming examinations of the National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB). In addition, Chief Oli stated that the foundation shall also offset the fines of two inmates who are unable to afford their freedom.

The Officer in Charge of the Correctional Center, Mr. Simon Raphael Kaigama pronounced encomiums on the DG and the other members of the foundation, including Chief Joe-Kyari Gadzama, for their support and contribution to the correctional center. He informed all present that education is a form of rehabilitation and as a firm believer in this, efforts have been taken to ensure that several inmates are currently enrolled in the National Open University to pursue their first degree, Masters and even, Ph.D in their various areas of interest. The inmates whose fines were paid were presented to the DG and other members of the foundation. Both of them expressed their heartfelt gratitude to the foundation.

Thereafter, the Director-General of the foundation presented the token for the inmates and the correctional center from the foundation to the Officer in Charge of the facility. He also assured the facility that steps are presently in motion to render pro-bono services to inmates in order to decongest the facility. Members who were present include: Love Chukwumerije, Hillary A. Ojeke, Nafisat Abisola Ibrahim, Hajara Sorondinki, Precious Ulasi, Magai Magaji, Farida Lanre-Ipinmisho, Ebube Okpogu, Promise Godwin, Elizabeth Ibrahim Auta, Cynthia Igwedibia, and a host of other eminent personalities, who collectively represented the President, Vox Populi Foundation, Chief Joe-Kyari Gadzama, SAN.

Indeed, it was an excellent outing as service to mankind is service to life.

Signed:

Hassan Sherif

Publicity Secretary

(Vox Populi Foundation)

28/07/2022

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SOURCE: LOYAL NIGERIAN LAWYER

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