150 Inmates Memorized Quran in Gombe Prison
The Muslims chaplaincy unit of Gombe prison in conjunction with supreme council of Islamic affairs Gombe state chapter organised Qur’anic recitation competition to celebrate one hundred and fifty (150) inmates in the prison that have completed the memorization of the Holy Quran.
The occasion was graced by His Excellency The Executive Governor of Gombe State Dr. Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo OON (Talban Gombe), ably represented by the state attorney General and Commissioner of Justice Barrister Abdulhamid Ibrahim.
In his address his Excellency Gombe State Governor commended the Nigerian Prisons Service and the organisers of the event and called on the inmates to use the knowledge acquired as a reformatory drive to become useful members of the society.
In his remarks the State Controller of Prisons Ahmadu Adamu thanked the organisers and called on the wider society to appreciates the new look of the Nigerian Prisons Service as a reformatory body.
He used the occasion to commend the effort of the Controller General of Prisons Service Ja’afaru Ahmed for the recent distribution of aftercare materials to ex-prisoners who have acquired various skills during their stay in prisons as a mark of actualization of the service mandate towards reformation, rehabilitation and subsequent re-integration of the ex~convicts into the society as useful members.
The Controller equally called on the Christmas chaplaincy body of the prison to make a similar move in the nearest future.
The celebrants received various prizes donations from well meaning individuals and Islamic groups. Drama presentations by the inmates on the roles of Nigerian Prisons Service in reformation using religious Education as a tool was staged.
One of the celebrants in his vote of thanks on behalf of his colleagues, thanked the prisons authority and the Muslim chaplaincy unit for changing their mind sets to a better and promise to use the knowledge acquired both in and outside the prison wall.
In attendance are members of sister security services thus; The Nigerian police, Nigerian Immigration service, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps as well Muslims Corpers Association of Nigeria and notable Islamic scholars among others.
GAMBO MUSA BADE
CPRO GOMBE STATE