Group Calls for Law against Stigmatization of Ex-Inmates
The national, as well as states house of assemblies, has been urged to come up with laws that will give legal backing against the stigmatization of ex-inmates in Nigeria.
Some Christian faithful under the Prisons Fellowship of Nigeria, made the appeal when they took to the street of Ibadan to sensitize members of the public on the need for attitudinal change about ex-offenders.
Oyo State chairman of the fellowship, Prophet Boyede Sule said such laws, when put in place and domesticated in states would help in the reintegration of ex-offenders into the society.
Also speaking, Reverend Kayode Oluyombo, who appealed to members of the public to stop referring to people that had completed their jail terms as ex-prisoners but ex-offenders, said the society must have an attitudinal change towards inmates to help them become better people.
The Christian faithful, who were mostly elderly defied the rain to sensitize the public during the street campaign to the Nigerian Correctional Centre, Agodi.