As the world battles with the Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) with no drug or vaccine in sight. Preventing the spread through established protocols of social distancing, use of facemasks. Hand sanitizers among others seem to be the best bet in containing the spread of the disease.
According to the Assistant Controller of Corrections at the Agbor Prisons. ACC Emmanuel Ozili who spoke with newsmen during the week. The management of the facility has taken measures to ensure the safety of staff and inmates of the Agbor Prisons.
He stated that at the moment and going by the directives of the Minister. For Interior and the Controller General of Prisons. No prison facility is to admit new prisoners. He also stated that all COVID-19 preventive measures are strictly adhered to by both staff and inmates of the facility.
Noting that extra measures have been taken in creating. Isolation centre in the facility to counter the spread of the disease in the unlikely case of an outbreak.
In another development he noted that the Agbor correctional facility is dedicated to reforming inmates.
Equipping them with prerequisite skills to prepare them to lead worthwhile lives after prison.
He called on the government and other relevant authorities to endeavour. To expand the Agbor Correctional Centre and building more wards for inmates in order to decongest the prison.