Wife of the Kwara Governor, Omolewa Ahmed, on Wednesday celebrated St Valentine’s Day with prisoners in the state.
Mrs Ahmed, who went round prison facilities and the Borstal Institution in Ilorin, told the inmates that she was celebrating Valentine’s Day with them in order to show them that they were not forgotten.
She urged the inmates not to despair, charging them to be better citizens when they return back to the society
The governor’s wife also urged the inmates to learn from the presentations made during the visit, saying they must see their experience as a phase that they would overcome in life.
In his address of welcome, the Controller of Prisons at Mandala and Oke-Kura prisons, Francis Adebisi, said it was novel for a governor’s wife to celebrate Valentine’s Day with inmates.
Mr Adebisi, who commended Ahmed for her thoughtfulness and love shown the inmates, solicited for boreholes and vocational training for inmates.
A representative of the inmates, Ibrahim Ali-Jos, expressed gratitude to the governor’s wife for the Valentine’s Day visit.
Mrs Ahmed distributed food items such as rice, garri, corn and cooking oil to the prison.