Coved by the plight of the sick and prison inmates in the society, a non-governmental organisation, Framazaz Foundation, has taken its yearly outreach to Maraba Medical Center in Nasarawa State and Kuje Prison in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The foundation during the outreach to the hospital, made donations at the emergency unit, pediatric unit, female surgical ward, male ward, and all other wards of the hospital. 10,000 each to the 50 patients admitted with an additional 200,000 naira for 4 patients on surgical operations, while the donation of handmade craft and a sum of 989,000 was provided for the release of 27 inmates from Kuje Prison.
Alice Eya, mother of one of the beneficiaries of the 200,000 naira, said the donation would go a long way in supporting her son’s treatment.
Speaking during the outreach, spokesman of the foundation, Medina Salinu, said the outreach was done to mark the birthday of the founder of Framazaz, Hajiya Dr. Nana Aishatu Gambo.
Salinu, who represented the founder of the foundation, said the celebration is done every year beyond her birthday.
She said the prison was also chosen for the celebration because they are people who are exempted from society.
“It’s her heart desire to see people who are less privileged get the help they need”
“We chose the prison for celebration because they are people who are exempt and society sees them as criminals forgetting that it is the environment that creates criminals”, she added.
Also, the Deputy Controller of Kuje Correctional Centre, Christopher Peter Jen, commended the foundation for the kind gesture.
He added that the correctional service had been able provide skills such as tailoring, shoemaking, upholstery, among others for inmates.
This, he said, would enable them to fall back on something meaningful when they are released.