Catholic Bishop of Yola Diocese, Rev. Mamza tasks federal government on welfare, provision of worship places in correctional centres
Bishop Dami Mamza
By Joseph Adahnu, Yola
The Catholic Bishop of Yola Diocese, Most Reverend Dami Mamza said the welfare, provision of worship places for Christian and Muslim inmates should be the responsibility of the federal government.
Bishop Mamza made the remark at the flag-off of the construction of a 250 capacity chapel at Yolde Pate correctional center in Adamawa State.
He noted that the exercise was informed by dearth of a prayer facility for Christian inmates adding that such facility ought to have been provided by the government to attend to the spiritual needs of the inmates.
He stated that this has become necessary where the inmates made a request for the construction of a worship center as they noted that the absence of the facility is making worship difficult for them especially during the rainy season.
Mamza who is the chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Adamawa State chapter urged christians in the state to contribute towards building of the facility as it will greatly enhance the reformation of the character and faith of the inmates.
He therefore urged well-to-do individuals to contribute to the welfare of the inmates noting as some might have found themselves by accident of circumstances and not necessarily through criminality.
Mamza thanked the prison authorities for their cooperation, support and for attending to the serving the inmates with dedication and diligence.
The Assistant Controller in charge of Yolde Pate correctional facility, Musa Usman said the gesture will go a long way in the reforming the inmates.