It was a joyful moment for the inmates of the Nigerian Prison, Arochukwu command as members of YES World Organisation International (a non-governmental, non-profit, humanitarian organization based in Arochukwu) paid them Easter visit on the 23rd of April 2019.
Receiving the visitors in his office, the Deputy Controller of Prison (DCP) Mr. Njoku George Kay expressed profound gratitude to God for using the organization to touch lives positively. He appreciated the efforts of the organization in community and humanitarian services. He gave a brief history of the Arochukwu prison and highlighted some of the major challenges facing it to include: a carpentry workshop where inmates can learn skills, stating that the only functional workshop was the tailoring workshop which was not enough; telephone, clippers, and musical drum set for worship. He however called on charitable individuals and groups to assist them.
In his speech, the President and founder of YES World Organisation International, Deacon Samuel Okoro (Yes Master) thanked the DCP for welcoming them and allowing them interact with the inmates, stating that the visit was one of the key objectives of the organization whose slogan is “Adding value to human lives”.
He enumerated some of the projects undertaken by the group to include the secondary schools quiz competition which is done in collaboration with the National Association of Arochukwu Students (NAAS Worldwide) and the Environmental Sanitation exercise carried out around Aro villages.
In a sermon, Pastor Francis Ndu explained that there is hope for all who believe in God. He said the prison was not a bad place but a place for correction, orientation and retracing one’s steps and mentioning the likes of Joseph, Apostle Paul and others who went to prison, but later attained their destinies.
Gift items such as bibles, gospel pamphlets, detergents and food items were distributed to the inmates.
In his vote of thanks, one of the inmates prayed God to bless members of the organisation for remembering them.