by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
A non-governmental organization, ‘Prisoners’ Care and Human Rehabilitation Aid’ (PCHRA), on Saturday officially inaugurated a 9-man Board of Trustees that will ensure the wellbeing of the organization.
The NGO is charged with the responsibility of rehabilitating and providing humanitarian services to inmates, ex-convicts, IDPs, widows, orphans and the physically-challenged in Kaduna and Nigeria.
In a chat at the end of the inauguration, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PCHRA, Pastor Adekunle Festus, stressed the need for mobility to ease movement of officials and transportation of relief materials meant for prisoners, IDPs and other vulnerable people in the society.
The chairman, who described the BOT as a “pillar and life wire” of the organization, said a member of trustee working outside Nigeria vouched to assist in any way possible for the success of PCHRA.
Responding on behalf of the trustees, Adeniyi Babatunte and Charity Ogbole deliberated on the importance of the organization to its critical stakeholders and need to work very hard to uphold the objective of the PCHRA in the areas of empowerment and training.
The duo also empathized the need to provide befitting office accommodation with enough space for the rehabilitation, training of ex-convicts, empowerment as well as partnering prison officials and networking Life Plus Foundation International for the vulnerable in that regard.
The need for equipment such as software and hardware systems, computer system ICT for trainings, vehicle for movement and transportation of members, relief materials, furniture and other facilities necessary to enhance the activities of PCHRA, were also stressed and itemized.
Members of the Trustees inaugurated at Kaduna Head Office of PCHRA, included the chairman, Boniface Tukura, Adeniyi Babatunte, Dr. Charity O. Ogbole, and Mr. Lanre David, among others.
Some zonal and state offices have already been opened, and efforts being made to establish more in other states are said to be on top gear.