United Kingdom adopts Ikot Ekpene Prisons as reformation centre
Governor Godswill Akpabio says the United Kingdom has adopted the ultra-modern Ikot Ekpene Prisons as a Model Reformation Centre in Africa.
Governor Akpabio, who dropped this hint yesterday when the President and Chairman of Council, Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered), Dr. Michael Olawale-Cole paid him a courtesy visit at Governor’s Lodge, Uyo, explained that the prison is to train the inmates for post-prisons engagement.
The Governor commended the President and council members of NIM for their decision to confer a fellowship award of the insitute on him, saying such recognition would encourage him to do more to improve the lot of the people.
While dedicating the award the to one Ekaete and other orphans in the state who are enjoying free, compulsory education policy of the state government, the Governor acknowledged that the development strides in the state would not have been possible without the support and cooperation of his lieutenants and Akwa Ibom people, who, according to him, were ready for change.
He, however, directed the state Head of Civil Service to liaise with the leadership of NIM for the purpose of training senior officers in the civil service, advising the leadership of NIM to bring their Annual General Meeting (AGM) to Akwa Ibom State to expose their members to the transformation agenda of the state.