The Bishop Michael Fagun Foundation (BMFF) in it’s bid to assist the less privilege has donated a skill acquisition workshop to Ado Ekiti correctional center.
The ultra modern edifice equipped with various learning tools was handed over to the custodial center to promote skill acquisition and in turn curb crime.
In his address at the Commissioning, owner of the Foundation who reigned for 11 years as the Bishop of Ekiti Catholic Diocese, Emeritus Bishop Micheal Fagun stated that the idea of building the workshop to empower inmates was conceived during a visitation to the correctional center which according to him: “Would enable the inmates to be useful to themselves and to the society through this Workshop Centre being commissioned today and this is being done as an example for others to help the helpless in our society
“Despite our material poverty, we are moved by Christian charity to help others to live decently. We hereby appeal to the more fortunate in the society to help others have the means of living decently”
The Bishop Emeritus advocated for skills acquisition to tackle the menace of unemployment and crime in the society.
According to him, “Lack of employment breeds crime in the society and one needs to be trained in some skills to be employable because with no meaningful productivity a people cannot develop as the current system of buying and selling which is the overwhelming business of Nigerians cannot qualify for productivity”
In his response, Controller of Corrections, Mr Joseph Ojo who was full of appreciation at the gesture said “The center is elated for deeming it fit to donate this beautiful structure in Ado Ekiti Custodial Centre for the benefit and development of humanity”
The Controller lamented the neglect suffered by inmates and management of the Centre by successive governments since 2011 when the Correctional Centre was commissioned as the facility lacks a workshop until Bishop Fagun yielded to the request.
“There’s no gainsaying about this, Bishop Fagun Foundation has made this dream of many years a reality that we are seeing today. This kind gesture of will go a long way to expose and avail inmates of the facility to vocational and educational training”