The National spokesperson of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Francis Enobore, told Daily Trust in an exclusive interview on Wednesday, March 9, that the competition is part of the rehabilitation program organised by the prison authority for inmates.
He made it clear that the officer in charge of Kirikiri prison acted in line with the service’s principles to organise a set of events for the mental well-being of the inmates.
“What happened is that as part of our reformation and rehabilitation programme and to also keep the inmates in a sound and good spirit, we organise a number of social engagement amongst them. Some could be recreational activities, some could be theatre work like entertainment.
“There are a number of programs that we introduced to get the inmates happy and put them in a good frame of mind. First, we ensure that while they are there, they are open to correction, second, we ensure that they are there in good spirit in order to help them kill boredom.
There are so many things we do. In line with this, the officer in charge of the Kirikiri correctional facility organised some competitions among the inmates like cooking, tailoring, make-up, among others.” Francis Enobore said