The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Ebonyi state council Tuesday donated goods worth thousands of naira to minors at the state remand home.
They made the donation during their visit to the home at Ugwu Achara ,in Abakaliki, the state capital as part of the activities lined up to mark 2019 press week.
The council donated food items, clothes and other materials to the inmates.
Speaking at the event, Chairman of Ebonyi 2019 press week committee and the state correspondent of Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) comrade Amechi Odo explained that the visit was to give the inmates a sense of belonging.
He said: “We are here to celebrate with the inmates of this remand home, they are part and parcel of the society and we are the watchdog of the society. So, our God given responsibility has brought us to this place through press week because if not for press week, we wouldn’t have come en mass like this, we are here to celebrate with them to look into their affairs to see where they are staying, to see how it is being kept.
“This press week started yesterday with a road work. Today, we are visiting here, tomorrow will be a novelty match while the grand finale will be on Thursday. So, it has been a mouthwatering event”.
One of the exco members, Comrade Juliana Okoro told the inmates to change their lives while in the remand home so that they will not return back after being discharged.
She expressed optimism that they would leave the remand home very soon.
One of the inmates (names withheld), said they have offended the government and the society in general by committing crimes which kept them in the remand home