News Investigators/ The Fulani, Almajiri, Prisoners and Aged Persons Foundation (FAPA) has donated sanitary pads, hand sanitisers and face masks to inmates of Sokoto Correctional Centre.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the items included 10 gallons of liquid soap, 75 pieces of antiseptic soaps, hand sanitisers, 120 pieces of sanitary pads, buckets and face masks.
Presenting the items on Sunday, the Foundation’s representative in Sokoto, Toyin Okikiola, said the gesture was aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
Mr. Okikiola said the Foundation designed the exercise to cushion the hardship faced by inmates in the custodial centre, especially during this trying time of the pandemic.
He expressed optimism that the items donated to them would go a long way to curb the spread of the deadly COVID-19 disease while in the custody.
Responding, the Officer-in-Charge of the Correctional Centre, Mr Idris Muhammad, commended FAPA for extending their humanitarian services to the inmates.
Muhammad, who represented Controller of Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) in Sokoto State, Mr Sabo Sama-Tsafe, called on the wealthy individuals and NGOs to emulate the effort.
He added that such gesture would complement efforts of the Federal Government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS) Controller General Ja’afar Ahmed.
NAN reports that the event witnessed lecture presentations in Fulfude language on the importance of personal hygiene and other measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.