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Ganduje releases 90 inmates on Sallah day

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje said his administration has released a total number of 3,898 inmates across Kano centres within a period of seven years.

AFRITECH reports that Mr Ganduje had released 3,898 inmates in 7 years.


He said the pardoning was in compliance with President Muhammadu Buhari’s call for decongestion of Correctional Centres.

The exercise according to governor is conducted through the State Prerogative of Mercy Committee at the intervals of Sallah festivities. He effects such releases during Sallah celebrations.


The 90 inmates who were released on Sallah day, were among the released 3,898, as he disclosed during Saturday’s visit to Gorondutse Correctional Centre.

Governor Ganduje assured that he would continue with the good  work up to 2023 when his administration ends.


“This exercise is in compliance with President Muhammadu Buhari’s urge for decongestion of our correctional centres.”

“We will continue with this good initiative. And at the same time I assure you that the process will continue even after I left office.


“When my Deputy, Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, who is the gubernatorial candidate of our great party, APC, wins come 2023,” he disclosed.

In his brief remarks the Controller of Kano Correctional Centres, Sulaiman Inuwa hailed governor Ganduje, saying that, “In my 30 years of working experience, I have never come across a governor who did something close to this.”


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