The Ministry of Labour and Employment Bauchi State Office, has expressed readiness to partner with the Nigerian Prisons Service in the training of both staff and inmates on vocational skills. This was disclosed by the State Controller of the ministry, Taddy E. Yusuf, when he led officials of his ministry on a courtesy visit to the Controller of Prisons, Bauchi State Command, CP Sulaiman T.Sulaiman yesterday in his office.
Mr. Taddy Yusuf noted that the Ministry of Labour and Employment offers various skills acquisition programs ranging from building, carpentry and Joinery, Computer operations, electrical installation, motor vehicle mechanic and welding. Others include, satellite dish installation, pipe fitting and plumbing, tailoring and dressmaking,as well as catering and hotel management.
The Controller said the inmates stand a better chance to gain a whole lot of benefits after undergoing courses of their choice as the Ministry’s certificates of completion are well recognized everywhere. In his response, the Controller of Prisons Bauchi State Command, CP Sulaiman T Sulaiman thanked the Controller Labour for the visit and assured him of the NPS readiness to make good use of the opportunity given for the benefit of Prison inmates.
CP Sulaiman recalled that about 35 inmates were trained by the Ministry in 2016 under the sponsorship of the wife of Bauchi State Governor, Barrister Aisha M.A. Abubakar. The Controller of Prisons then used the opportunity to call on NGOs and wealthy individuals in the society, to assist the inmates to enable them acquire vocational skills so as to become useful members of the society after their discharge from the prisons.
ASP. ADAM A. JIBRIN
COMMAND PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
NIGERIAN PRISONS SERVICE
BAUCHI STATE COMMAND.