Ganduje pardons 136 inmates

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje Kano State, on Tuesday, pardoned 136 inmates as measures to decongest the correctional in the state.

The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Malam Abba Anwar, disclosed this statement he issued in Kano.

Anwar stated governor took the decision when he visited Goron-dutse Medium Correctional Centre on Tuesday.

“You are Nigerians deserved to be taken care and that is why we are here today to celebrate with you this great Eid-el-Kabir, by pardoning some you,” he said.

“We are also here to see how you are feeling and to share the joyous moment with you.

“We want those of you repented to promise us not to go back to your previous nefarious acts,” the governor was quoted as saying.

Anwar said that some of the inmates were pardoned either due to ill-health or have stayed longer than necessary.

He noted that others were there they were unable to pay the fines slapped on them.

“The pardoning exercise is in compliance with President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive to decongest correctional across the country,” he quoted Ganduje as saying.

In his remarks, the Controller, Kano Correctional , Sulaiman T. Sulaiman, commended the governor for humane by relating with inmates.

“I have worked for 30 years in many states. I have seen a state governor cares very much about the plight of inmates in our correctional centres as Gov Ganduje,” he said.

Sulaiman thanked the governor for giving inmates cattle and rams to celebrate the Eid el Kabir.

Anwar said the governor gave N5,000 to each pardoned inmate as fare to their destination. (NAN