Eid -el-Fitr: Ganduje frees 123 prison inmates



Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano has granted freedom to 123 prison inmates across the state.

Ganduje, who witnessed the release of the inmates from Goron Dutse Prison on Thursday, said the gesture was the spirit of the -El Fitr celebration.

He said the beneficiaries were selected based on the gravity of offences and of reformation while prison.

The governor said that the decision to visit the prison was to show the inmates that the state government was aware of their existence and that they were also regarded as citizens of the state.

Ganduje said that the gesture was to complement the Federal Government’s efforts to further reduce congestion the ’s prisons.

He advised the ex-inmates to change their attitudes to life and pray for and stability Nigeria.

The governor also gave each of the freed inmates N5,000 as transport fare to their various destination.

Earlier, the Comptroller ‎of Prisons Kano, Suleiman Suleiman, thanked the governor freeing thousands of inmates since his coming into office.

Suleiman advised the freed inmates to stay off crime to avoid going back to prison.

Ganduje also visited remand homes and Kano children’s home the metropolis as Sallah celebration. (NAN)