Pension manager revamps sanitary facilities in prisons
Pension Fund Administrator (PFA), Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Limited, a subsidiary of Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc in furtherance of its commitment to Corporate Social Investment (CSI), and environmental sustainability, has commissioned three blocks of sanitary facilities renovated at the Nigerian Prisons Training School in Kaduna.
The renovated sanitary facilities, which will enable its beneficiaries maintain better standard of living and sanitary condition and hopefully lead to healthier and more humane lives, was commissioned by the Controller General of the Nigerian Prisons Service, Ahmed Ja’afaru. He was represented by the Zonal Coordinator Zone B, NPS Kaduna, Assistant Controller General, Musa Mayaki.
The PFA said the project, which is in line with the Stanbic IBTC group’s CSI focus areas, falls under its health pillar, others being education and economic empowerment. Its decision to renovate the toilet facilities is part of a business strategy to support the wellbeing of the people and communities where it operates. A celebratory mood enveloped the community following the commissioning of the project.
Ja’afaru expressed appreciation to Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers for recognising the need to invest in a correctional facility, which is not common among corporate organisations. He noted that a prison service is a full-fledged community in the security-maintenance architecture with the relevant personnel, their families, and inmates all constituting part of the larger society.
He said the project would bring great relief to the personnel and trainees, as the community hitherto had to make do with less than fitting sanitary facilities.
The Executive Director, Investments, Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers, Oladele Sotubo, said the execution of the project is in recognition of the fundamental importance of the right of every human to have access to decent sanitary facility and living condition.