Catholic archbishop urges FG to invest heavily in rehabilitating prisons


The Catholic Archbishop of Jos, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, has urged the Federal Government to invest heavily in reforming prisoners and rehabilitating the various prison formations in the country.

Kaigama who made the call in a sermon at the Jos Prison on Tuesday added that the reformation homes had over time been neglected by the authorities.

Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama

The archbishop usually celebrates Christmas Mass with the prison inmates.

Kaigama said most of the prisons across the country are in a “sorry” state, and are in dire need of government attention.

“Prisons are an important aspect of our society, because we have human beings with blood running in their veins in those homes.

“Unfortunately, this very important aspect of our society has been neglected for so long. A lot of the prisons are dilapidated and in a state of disrepair.

“This has to be done, just…

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