It was an atmosphere of jubilation and hope for the hopeless at the premises of Nigerian Prisons Owerri when the Imo State
Supervisory Commissioner for
Ministry Of Happiness and Purpose Fulfilment Hon. Mrs Ogechi Ololo visited with lots of goodies to put smiles on their faces and rekindle their hope for freedom.
She visited with the following items: Mattresses,pillows,bedspreads, pillow cases, tissues, a pack containing tooth brush, tooth
paste, soap, sanitary, pads,
juices,Crunchies, meat pie ano soft drinks, erre OMC the items given to the given to the female inmates.
She equally visited the male prison inmates and Sheared her words of encouragement with them.
Supervisory Commissioner Ololo took note of those with minor cases and promised to intervene in their matter through her good office.
Mrs Ololo promised to draw the attention of the office of Imo State Chief Judge, Commissioner for Justice and the state governor, Owelle Anayo Rochas Okorocha
The supervisory Commissioner assured them of the readness of her ministy to secure the release of a good number of them with minor cases and fines.
Continuing: she said “there is always a day of freedom, so look forward to that day, do not be depressed, crying every day, tell yourself you must be happy, if you are not happy there may be tendercy for you to commit more crimes”
The visit was in fulfillment of her promise when she visited a fortnight ago.
One of the inmates Uchenna Andrew Oparaugo prayers said
there is joy in our hearts that the Commissioner for Happiness stepped into Owerri prisons. And we believe that our prayers have been answered through you, Ma. We will continue to pray that you succeed in your Ministry. The hands of God will rest upon you. His favour will work for you. Where others fail, you will succeed. Where others go and die, you will go and live. Where others suffer lack, you will have abundance. May God continue to prosper you. When people ask where is your God? God will appear for you. Because you have come today to make us happy, that same happiness will follow you back to your home. I pray that you will succeed in Jesus Mighty”
Speaking on behalf of the Controller, DCP Nkechi Nwanegbo said: “On behalf of my Controller who is on Course, I want to thank you very much. Please Ma, continue to come because we really need somebody like you.
Lending his voice, DCP Ben Freedman said, “No doubt, Ministry of Happiness and Purpose Fulfillment has brought a ‘dangote’ load of happiness to Owerri prisons. I have been privileged to head several prisons in five states since 2004, I have never seen a Commissioner or any member of the executive visiting prisons twice under one month. We appreciate you. We don’t take it for granted, Ma.
Earlier, there was a musical fiesta by the prisoners that announced the arrival of the Commissioner, who was thrilled by their performance and joined the dancers to the amusement of all.
Chucks Nwokeji ICT Media Officer Imo State Government House