Group Provides Counseling Services to Prison Inmates
The Bauchi State chapter of the Counseling Association of Nigeria has expressed its readiness to partner with the Nigerian Prisons Service in the area of rehabilitation and vocational Counseling to Prison inmates in the state.
This was disclosed by the Chairperson of the Counseling Association of Nigeria, Bauchi State Chapter, Mrs. Esther Luka Gidimi during a courtesy visit to the Controller of Prisons Bauchi State Command, CP Suleiman T.Suleiman today in his office.
Mrs. Esther Luka said the association has a major role to play in the reformation and rehabilitation of inmates. She noted that as professional counsellors, they were deeply concerned with the high rate of drug abuse and other social vices mostly common among the youths which she attributed to lack of proper guidance and Counseling and moral upbringing. She said the Counseling Association is ready to render Counseling services to both inmates and social welfare staff of the Nigerian Prisons Service.
In his remarks, the Controller of Prisons Bauchi State Command, CP Suleiman T.Suleiman noted that both the Counseling Association and NPS are partners in progress as they both provide correctional services aimed at reforming the misguided individuals in the society.He assured the counsellors of his full support as they provide vocational Counseling to the prison inmates in Bauchi State.
ADAM ABUBAKAR JIBRIN(DSP)
COMMAND PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
NIGERIAN PRISONS SERVICE
BAUCHI STATE COMMAND.
Group conducts Tuberculosis Tests at Borstal Centre
Students and personnel of Borstal Training Institution Abeokuta, Ogun State have benefitted from Tuberculosis treatment by a team who is in the institution for its third phase of health intervention programme.
The Principal of the Institute, Controller of Prisons (CP), Jemilehin F. Abimbola said the team arrived on Thursday February 22nd, 2018 for the treatment.
According to the team leader Dr Ijeoma, “the team have conducted medical checkups on both the staff members and students using mobile diagnostic van fitted with digital X-ray and `Genexpert machines for rapid case finding and prompt treatment”.
She added that those diagnosed with tuberculosis received treatment and has been separated from others in order to avoid any further spread of the disease.
She stressed that the aim of the health intervention is to ensure a free tuberculosis society in general and at the Borstal Training Institution Abeokuta in particular which is vulnerable due to high number of students present in the institution.