The Covenant University Ota, Ogun State, has donated a piece of large-volume soap-making equipment for the training of Kirikiri prison inmates in the art of soap making.
According to the University, the Largesse is in fulfillment of its corporate social responsibility in a bid to alleviate the plight of others.
In as much as the required ingredients are well mixed and poured inside the machinery the 1500-litre capacity equipment can deliver liquid soap of high quality.
The Director of the Correctional Centre, Mr N C Anukwa, while receiving the representative of the University, said the C U’s humane gesture was in line with his belief that the work of prison was primarily not for the punishment of prisoners but rather, a place meant to be a rehabilitation center.
He stated that through this intervention, he was sure of a higher dimension of positivity arising from the gesture.
The Executive Secretary of the Prison Fellowship of Nigeria, Barrister Benson Iwuagwu, expressed that the programme entails that the inmates were trained on how to make liquid soup and market them.
Iwuagwu also said inmates could also earn a little stipend from the sale of the products which they could save and take home after the expiration of their prison terms.
Speaking, Professor Abiodun Gesinde, who represented the Vice Chancellor, Professor Abiodun Adebayo, disclosed that C U had always championed the betterment of the plight of the less privileged in society and would continue to assist any person or organization as long as it is within its capacity.
During the presentation of the equipment, some inmates were trained, as dignitaries were assisted in scooping the finished liquid soap with a jar.
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