In the spirit of Eid-El Kabir, Kano governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has freed 170 prisoners serving jail phrases throughout the state saying the gesture was to complement the federal authorities’s efforts to additional scale back congestion within the nation’s prisons.
The governor additionally gave every of the freed inmates N5,000 as transport fare to their vacation spot. “You’re a part of the individuals who want our consideration presently and all different instances,” he mentioned.
The governor mentioned that the gesture was to complement the federal authorities’s efforts to additional scale back congestion within the nation’s prisons. Ganduje mentioned that President Muhammadu Buhari had directed all governors to assist in decongesting prisons throughout the nation.
The governor additionally disclosed that for the reason that inception of his administration in 2015, about 2000 inmates have been launched. He suggested the ex-inmates to change their attitudes to life and pray for peace and stability in Nigeria.
A few of the freed inmates counseled the state authorities for the gesture and promised to shun crimes. The inmates additionally offered the governor with presents for his efforts in releasing jail inmates within the state.