June 14, 2024

The Daily Vendor

Nigeria Digital Newspaper

Foundation distributes 400bags of rice, other palliatives to inmates in Anambra

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Sir Emeka Offor Foundation has distributed food items to all correctional centers in  State in continuation of his humanitarian gestures towards alleviating prevailing economic hardship of the less privileged.

Items distributed to the inmates included 400 bags of 25kg rice; 1,000 cartons of Indomie brand of noddles and 50 cartons of Izal disinfectant.

A breakdown of the items were 411 cartons of noddles, 165 bags of rice and 20 cartons of Izal to Onitsha correctional center; 256 cartons of noddles, 102 bags of rice and 13 cartons of Izal to Awka correctional center.

Others are 205 cartons of noddles, 82 bags of rice and 10 cartons of Izal to Nnewi; 77 cartons of noddles, 31 bags of rice and 4 cartons of Izal to  Aguata while the headquarters of the correctional centers received 51 cartons of noddles, 20 bags of rice and 3 cartons of Izal, according to the figures presented to journalists during the distribution.

Speaking during the distribution at Oraifite in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of the State, Chief of Staff of Sir Emeka Offor, AIG (Rtd), Mr Chris Ezike described the gesture as a sign of concern and remembrance of challenged persons, including the incarcerated.

He recalled that the Foundation had last week distributed 40,000 bags of rice to indigents and vulnerable in society especially widows in 179 communities in the State during the 65th birthday celebration of the founder.

He said, “Sir Emeka Offor didn’t stop at that, he has looked around and directed his attention to where the delinquents are warehoused. If you have people who have committed offences, they go through the legal system, go through the administrative justice system and you either remand them or jail them. 

“You send them to what we now know as correctional center where they are supposed to be reformed and come out  better citizens.

“It has pleased the foundation and Sir Emeka Offor to also extend magnanimity, uncommon generosity to the correctional services in Anambra State.”

Also speaking, Sir Offor said the foundation decided to look at the direction of the correctional centers for the first time to give them sense of belonging.

“The best we can do is to support them materially. This is a new beginning, a new chapter. We have not been extending our hands of fellowship to the correctional centers. We will now make it a yearly something and each time we celebrate our birthday, we will always remember them, “he said.

Receiving the items on behalf of the Correctional Centers, Controller in Charge of the Correctional Centers in Anambra State Command, Mr Osifo Joseph prayed God to grant the benefactor long life and prosperity.

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