Under the re-entry programs, NLF liaises with Nigeria’s Ministry of Interior, to ensure that inmates who are due for release within 18months undergo a training and guidance program, to prepare them to settle comfortably in free society.
These programs encompass imparting technical knowhow to the trainees to ensure that former inmates are in a position to establish for themselves a reliable source of income for their families, which helps them gain respect in the community.
Former inmates who earn a decent living and feel a sense of belonging are unlikely to revert to crime. Nevertheless, NLF still extends this program teach inmates about the kind of reception they should expect once released from prison, and the best way to respond to negative attention.
We also keep our doors open for those who have gone through our programs, in case they face barriers and need our support. We are particularly keen on providing professional counseling to the former inmates and their families in a bid to enable successful re-integration and a good quality of life.