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Osodieme donates COVID-19 palliatives to correctional centres



WIFE of the Governor of Anambra State and Founder of Caring Family Enhancement (CAFE) nitiative, Dr. Ebelechukwu Obiano has donated food items and other palliatives to the three Nigerian Correctional Service Centres in Anambra State.

  The centres are Medium Security Custodial centres in Awka, Onitsha and Aguata.

  The governor’s wife also known as Osodieme made the donations on Sunday.

  According to her, the donations were aimed at cushioning the impact of the lockdown due to the global coronavirus pandemic.

The items donated include 50 tubers of yam, five bags of rice, one bag of beans, 10 cartons of noodles, eight cartons of cornflakes, two cartons of canned tomato paste, 10 litres of palm oil and vegetable oil, one bag of salt, one packet of maggi, and coolers of cooked rice, chicken, beef and one live cow.

  Other items given to each of the centres were five cartons of anti-bacterial soap, one carton of hand sanitisers as well as face masks.

In her message to management of each of the Correctional Centres, Mrs. Obiano said that the food items donated to fellow Nigerians in custody were to reassure them that they have not been forgotten. She stated further that it was her way of striving to ensure their safety, especially during this period of the ravaging virus.

  At the Nigerian Correctional Centre Awka, the Deputy Controller of Centre, Ben Akabueze, thanked Osodieme for providing once again for the inmates at this critical period.

  In his own remarks, the Deputy Controller Onitsha Medium Security Custodial Centre, Valentine Nwosu reiterated Mrs. Obiano’s consistent support to the Centre; while, the Assistant Controller  Correction at Aguata Correctional Centre, Patrick Ubenyi equally thanked her  for supporting the inmates in different areas of need.

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