Uju Ohanenye, the minister of women’s affairs, says she has assisted about 520 women and children.
In a statement released by her office on Thursday, Ms Uju stated this during a working visit to the Nigerian Correctional Service in Suleja, Niger state.
She explained that her actions were a part of her commitment to enhancing the welfare of Nigerian women and children nationwide.
In addition to the food boxes, she allegedly reportedly provided the female captives and their children with items such as sanitary pads, cartons of soap, detergents, and other goods.
During the visit, the minister also paid off the optional penalties that the Court had placed on some of the convicts.
She also warned the prisoners about the negative consequences of crime and stressed the need to live a law-abiding life. She also praised the Centre for operating skill-development programmes that will undoubtedly help the offenders to contribute to society after serving their sentences.
She also pledged to establish a programme that will educate and update skill development facilities so they can create vast numbers of bags, soaps, detergent, and clothing for sale to aid inmates.
She also reaffirmed her commitment to fighting against practices that are harmful to women, such as female genital mutilation, rape, sexual harassment, and gender-based violence.