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Father’s Day:Group donates borehole, generator to correctional centre in Cross River

The Men’s Fellowship of the University of Calabar Chapel of Redemption has donated a borehole, generator and other items to the Medium Security Custodial Centre Calabar.

The donation of the generator which was made to the correctional centre in commemoration of the International Father’s Day, follows an earlier donation of a borehole and water treatment plant to the centre.

During the handover ceremony on Saturday in Calabar, the President of the Men’s Fellowship, Dr Philip Bassey, said after due consultation, they keyed into the need of the centre and embarked on a borehole water project.

He, however,  noted that in one of their familiarisation visits to the  Deputy Controller Corrections, Anyamele Don, he placed an urgent need for a generator to power the borehole since power supply had been poor.

“It is with great pleasure that I announce that the fellowship has come today with a new 3.0 kva generator to support our water scheme at this centre.

“Also, we are supporting the scheme with a take-off fuel of over 20 litres and oil; it is our hope that our meagre support will help to alleviate some of the burden in the centre,”  he said.

Responding, Don commended the fellowship for its support, adding that God had been helping and sustaining the centre
He used the opportunity to appeal to other organisations and well meaning Nigerians to support the centre and make it a real reformation centre.

“I wish to thank the fellowship for sowing in the lives of the inmates and for touching God’s heart according to the scripture in Matthew 25 verse 36.

“However, I wish to appeal to churches that we have a chapel here, it needs an amplifier, plastic chairs, mats, mattresses and other items.

“There is also need for television here for the inmates to watch motivating programmes that will lift their spirit.
“Abroad the correctional centres are so equipped that you will just know that we are very far behind,” he maintained.

The Medium Security Custodial Centre Calabar, established in 1890, has 591 inmates out of which 574 are males while 17 are females

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