Don’t starve prison inmates

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THE Federal Government must move quickly to save about 65,000 inmates in our prisons nationwide from imminent starvation by providing adequate funds for their feeding. We find as callous and incomprehensible a situation whereby contractors who provide the rations for our prisoners have not been paid for over two years highly callous and irresponsible.

Inmates in class

 

Suppliers of rations and gas to our prisons are threatening to withdraw their services over the Federal Government’s failure to pay their outstanding N6 billion debts which have accumulated since 2015. President Muhammadu Buhari should kindly heed their distress call and cause civil servants dozing at their duty posts to release the funds to avoid the worsening of the already unenviable situations that prisoners find themselves in.

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