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Members renovate hospital room at prison

ENUGU, Nigeria — A large room in the hospital section of a prison here was renovated last summer to accommodate inmates with special cases.

"I discovered that the prison hospital ward accommodated about 30 sick inmates, some of the inmates had infectious disease. . . ," wrote President Stephen Chukwuma Ejielo of the Enugu Nigeria District in correspondence sent to the Church News. "I spoke to the officer in charge and she said they had no accommodation. I asked her if she had a room we could help renovate and she showed me one of the rooms of the block."

The extensive renovation done by Church members here included new electrical wiring, plastering internal and external walls, painting, and replacing a door and window. The prison library was also supplied with books and a bookshelf. Pencils and erasers were donated. The prison has 725 inmates including 27 females, two of whom are nursing mothers with children ages 9 months and 15 months. Gifts were presented to the children.

"The project was very successful as it put smiles on the faces of the prison inmates and officers," President Ejielo wrote.