Some of the donated items
Ebonyi state council of Nigeria Union of Journalists(NUJ), on Tuesday November 3, visited Ebonyi State Remand Home, where they donated gift items to the inmates.
Those at the Remand Home are underage children who are being remanded for various offences.
The visit was part of the activities marking the 2019 NUJ press week.
The items donated were clothes and other materials worth thousands of naira.
Chairman of Ebonyi 2019 press week committee and the state Correspondent of Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria(FRCN), Comrade Amaechi Odo said the visit was to give the inmates a sense of belonging.
His words: “We are here to celebrate with the inmates of this remand home, they are part and parcel of the society and we are the watchdog of the society. So, our God given responsibility has brought us to this place through press week because if not for press week, we wouldn’t have come en mass like this. We are here to celebrate with them to look into their affairs to see where they are staying, to see how it is being kept.
“This press week started yesterday with a road work. Today, we are visiting here, tomorrow will be a novelty match while the grand finale will be on Thursday. So, it has been a mouth watering event”.
One of the exco members of NUJ, Comrade Juliana Okoro, charged the inmates to change their lives while in the remand home so that they will not return back to the area because of their characters after being freed.
One of the inmates(names withheld), said they have offended the government and the society in general by committing crimes which kept them in the remand home and promised that they would turn a new leaf.
He commended NUJ for their visit and donations to them which he said
has shown them love.