Rep. Tunji Ajuloopin, member representing Ekiti/Isin/Irepodun/Oke-Ero Federal Constituency, on Monday, donated some materials to the inmates of Omu-Aran Correctional Centre in Omu-Aran, Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara.
Some of the items donated to the inmates includes mattresses, blankets and mosquito nets.
Ajuloopin, while handing over the the items at the constituency office in Omu-Aran, also promised to dig a well as a temporary measure toward solving the centre’s challenge of water shortage.
The Lawmaker represented by Hon Lanre Agas, the constituency Chief of Staff, said his representation would continue to give utmost priority toward addressing the various challenges confronting the constituents within the available resources.
He urged the correctional centre inmates to strive toward being better and responsible citizens after serving their jail terms.
Ajuloopin, also pleaded with the inmates, through the officials, not to lose hope but to be prayerful and see their predicaments as temporary set-back in their lives.
According to him, everything happens for a purpose.
“Please tell them to see their recent status has not permanent, and with prayers and good morals, there is still a brighter light at the end of the tunnel,” he said.
The lawmaker advised the inmates to key into the Federal Government prisons reform initiative by embracing skill acquisition and vocation in order to be self-reliant.
“I think there are lots of things they can learn through the initiative for them to become better and responsible citizens.
“God can turn any situation around and theirs will not be an exception.
“We are aware of the challenge of perennial water shortage confronting the centre and as I’m talking to you we have started the digging of a well as part of temporary measures,” he said.