The immediate past Bishop of Ekiti Catholic Diocese, Bishop Emeritus Michael Fagun has donated a skill acquisition workshop to Ado Ekiti correctional center.
The Bishop Michael Fagun Foundation (BMFF) in line with the objective of the organization donated the ultra modern edifice equipped with various learning tools to the custodial center.
In his address on Saturday at the commissioning, the octogenarian clergy stated that the idea of building the workshop to empower inmates was conceived during a visitation to the correctional center which according to him: “Would enable the inmates to be useful to themselves and to the society through this Workshop Centre being commissioned today and this is being done as an example for others to help the helpless in our society “Despite our material poverty, we are moved by Christian charity to help others to live decently. We hereby appeal to the more fortunate in the society to help others have the means of living decently.”
The Bishop Emeritus advocated for skills acquisition to tackle the menace of unemployment and crime in the society.
He said: “Lack of employment breeds crime in the society and one needs to be trained in some skills to be employable because with no meaningful productivity a people cannot develop as the current system of buying and selling which is the overwhelming business of Nigerians cannot qualify for productivity”