Ambassador Ajadi flanked by his wife, Mrs Oyindamola Ajadi; Mr Oyoze Baje, President of Guild of Professional Analysts of Nigeria (GPAAN), and his Director, Media & Strategy, Mr Cami Ezenwa, after an award presentation by the Guild.
The NNPP Ogun State flagbearer explained that making them correctional centres, would force the inmates to remain sober and better citizens upon return to the larger society
By Valentine Amanze
The Ogun State gubernatorial candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) governorship candidate in Ogun State in the 2023 general election, Ambassador Olufemi Ajadi, has appealed to the federal government to improve on the facilities at the Nigerian prisons to justify their status as correctional centres rather than punitive outfits.
He made the appeal while marking his birthday with the inmates of the Correctional Centre, Ibara Abeokuta, Ogun State at the weekend.
The NNPP Ogun State flagbearer explained that making them correctional centres, would force the inmates to remain sober and better citizens upon return to the larger society.
His words: “So, I use this opportunity to call on the governments to please, make the conditions of our prisons better.
“Not a place where inmates would be battling bed bugs and other terrible conditions. Let prison conditions be better”.
Ajadi also appealed to those under custody not to lose hope but to see inspiration in two African statesmen,, former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, and former South African president, Nelson Mandela.
He said those men were able to endure the challenges of detention for years, and returned to play greater and more purposeful roles in the development of their countries, saying those in the correctional centre, who imbibe discipline, trust in God and obedience to rules have a similar opportunity.