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FIDA Visits Enugu Correctional Centre seeks partnership
Prisons Watch Committee of FIDA Enugu on Wednesday 3rd of May 2023, paid a courtesy visit to the Deputy Comptroller of Enugu Correctional Centre, S. Oyahkire, and appealed to the authorities to grant them access to the Center so that they could visit occasionally, interact with the inmates, especially the indigents, pay for them and help them obtain justice.
Chairperson of FIDA, Enugu branch, Cecilia Onyia, who led the Committee on the visit, intimated the Deputy Comptroller on their mission. She said their services were to coordinate visits, and maintain the database of female inmates and female matters.
She assured that FIDA would show interest in their matters. Also, develop activities, and interventions for the inmates. “We are stressing on females because this is a female organization. FIDA is worldwide”.. Onyia said that they will start with females and will also pay attention to the male inmates.
According to her, the FIDA bye-law also allowed them to make recommendations and render free services to the inmates, especially the vulnerable ones.
She sought partnership with the Correctional Center in jail delivery in order to foresee or offer assistance to the inmates. “We are all lawyers. We are ready to work with you”, she said.
In a brief remark, the Chairperson of the Prisons Watch Committee, Francisca Enechi, said the aim of their visit was to seek partnership with the centre and help female inmates to get justice.
Responding, the Deputy Comptroller, Oyahkire, said that he was not unaware of the services rendered by FIDA, especially to the indigents. He disclosed that the Correctional Center had 75 female inmates. He promised to make the list of indigent female inmates available to them.
The Deputy Comptroller assured FIDA of the partnership and granted the request to be present during jail delivery
In a vote of thanks, Secretary, Ngozi Ajogwu, thanked the officers of the Correctional Centre for taking care of inmates. She pledged that they will do her best to see that the inmates were corrected, be better than how they were, and be reunited with their families
FIDA Enugu held a paralegal training on 14th of December 2020, Dec at Ihewuzi Community in Enugu North Local Government Area of Enugu State. the training was aimed at building the capacity of community paralegals and creating awareness of SGBV as it affects the community.
ON 11TH JUNE, 2020: FIDA Enugu – Paid an advocacy visit to Enugu state house of Assembly, demanding full implementation of laws on rape in the state.
FIDA Enugu advocacy visit to Enugu State House of Assembly
FIDA Enugu - Paid an advocacy visit to Enugu state house of Assembly, demanding full implementation of laws on rape in the state.Read More