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Thursday, 9 March 2017

YOUTH CORPS MEMBER BUILDS TOILET, OFFERS FREE LEGAL SERVICES TO INMATES



A Batch A, 2016/2017 youth corps member, Miss Aigbogun Enobun Oyairimenbho, has built a modern toilet for officials of the Nigeria Prisons, Okere, Warri, Delta State.


As part of her Community Development Service (CDS), the Edo-born lawyer, who graduated from Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma, also provide free legal services to inmates and indigenes, who need legal representation.


Speaking at the inauguration of the toilet facility at Okere Prisons on Monday, Miss Aigbogun disclosed that she expended about N500, 000 on the toilet project alone.

The Lagos Law School graduate, who was called to bar in December 2015, added that individuals and corporate organizations generously provided the funds with which she executed her various humanitarian activities, including the toilet facility.

“What prompted this programme was the fact that, when I first came here with my legal group I had the desire to do something for the community, where I served.

 I actually thought of several things that I could do, the idea of paying fees, and actually securing the release of some inmates, which we’ve have been doing came to mind.

“One of the major things we do as a CDS group is that we render free legal services to indigenes and inmates, who have no legal representation. We also go out for prison visitations, outreaches and sensitization, just as we offer humanitarian services, such as buying of provisions, beverages, drugs, mattresses and  toiletries for inmates and staff,” Aigbogun, who was mobilized for NYSC programme in April 2016, stated.

Meanwhile, representative of the Assistant Comptroller of Prisons (ACP), L. O. Aireghian, CSP Onyi Paulinus, during the commissioning of the toilet facility, described the gesture of Miss Aigbogun as noble and inspiring.

According to him, the toilet was well constructed, noting that “the toilet facility is meant for barristers, visitors and those coming out of the cells, people to be interviewed by the barristers.

However, Aigbogun, who’s rounding off her primary assignment at V.O Grant & Co, a law firm in Warri, charged fellow corps members to come up with ideas on what they could also do for their communities of primary assignment.

“My message to other corps members out there is that the time to do whatever they want to do is now. They should not be bothered by finances. Once they have the ideas, they should consult NYSC for support so as to be able to give back to the communities where they serve,” she said.
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