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COVID-19:Hand sanitisers were produces by ATBU,donates to correctional centre

Muhammad Ahmad Abdulazeez Vice-Chancellor of ATBU says that the University decided to produce and make the donation considering that the inmates of the Correctional Center also need attention.

As part of its social responsibility and community service, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi has donated packs of hand sanitisers to inmates of the Bauchi Correctional Center.

While presenting the donation on Thursday, Vice-Chancellor of ATBU, Muhammad Ahmad Abdulazeez explained that the University decided to make the donation considering that the inmates of the Correctional Center also need attention.

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He added that the University management considers the importance of meeting with the needs of the inmates who he said are Nigerians despite the fact that they are in incarceration stressing that they should be treated equally.

Muhammad Abdulazeez further said, “from our findings, nothing much has been done to protect the inmates from the COVID-19 infection, we are the first to do that and we have plans to sustain this partnership we have just started. We will sit down with the management of the Correctional Center to see how we can establish a synergy.”

The VC disclosed that the University will see how it can come in to give the inmates some training on skills acquisition so that when they served out their terms, they will have something to hold on to saying, “it is now a correctional centre and the inmates must be corrected and reunited to the society.”

He concluded that the exercise is in line with the cardinal objectives of the University which are teaching, research and community services, “what we have done today is our community service responsibility.”

While receiving the hand sanitisers on behalf of the Inmates, the Controller of Bauchi Medium Correctional Center, Deputy Comptroller, Sulaiman Inuwa thanked the ATBU management for the gesture which he said was timely considering the fact that the inmates to need attention just like other Nigerians.

Suleman Inuwa assured that the items will be judiciously used for the purpose it is meant for adding that series of awareness is currently ongoing aimed at sensitising the inmates on the importance of healthy living pointing out that in line with the directive on social distancing, the authorities of the correctional centre have adopted measures to ensure that the centre was not too congested.

The Controller then called on other well-to-do individuals in the society and organisations in the state to come to the aid of the centre in order to check the spread of COVID-19 among the inmates.

Source: Nigerian Tribune

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