At least 44 inmates have graduated from Qur’anic integrated school in Sokoto as part of formative and rehabilitation of prisoners.
Speaking in Sokoto on recently at the graduation ceremony held at Sokoto Central Prison, Sokoto, the state’s Comptroller of Prisons, Hajia Hauwa Shattima made the disclosure.
Shattima noted that most of the graduands were those awaiting trial and convicts.
She hinted that the integrated programme was only aimed at reformative and rehabilitation of the inmates as they should look at themsleves as victims of circumstance.
According to her, the capacity of Sokoto Central Prison is 576 but the prison is locking above capacity.
“As at today the open-out is 754 inmates. Out of this, 557 are awaiting trial while 194 were convicted, as such facilities for awaiting trial are over stretched,” she lamented in her speech.
But she expressed pleasure that the immediate past government did great work by providing numerous contributions such as skills acquisition pragrammes to inmates in areas such as welding, tailoring and carpentry towards rehabilitating of inmates, hoping the tempo would be sustained by current governor who had also promised to continue the good work started by his predecessor.
Earlier in his remark, the Sokoto State Governor Rt, Hon, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, who was represented by the state Commissioner for Religious Affairs, Alh. Mani Maishinko Katami, announced a donation of N2 million.


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