In response to the President’s appeal for decongestion of correctional facilities, Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje freed 3,898 detainees throughout Kano correctional facilities in seven years.
The practice was carried out throughout the Sallah celebrations by the State Prerogative of Mercy Committee at regular intervals.
The 90 detainees freed on Saturday (Sallah day) were among the 3,898 released, according to the Sallah visit to Gorondutse Correctional Centre.
In a press release by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Abba Anwar, he also cited his boss’ commitment to continue the excellent job till 2023, when his administration would end.
“This activity aligns with President Muhammadu Buhari’s efforts to decongest our correctional facilities.”
Inmates were seen on occasion thanking the governor for his mercy during his presidency.
“We will maintain this positive effort.” At the same time, I guarantee you that the process will continue long after I am gone.
“The policy will continue when my deputy, Nasiru Gawuna, the gubernatorial candidate of our great party, the All Progressives Congress, wins in 2023.”
Sulaiman M. Inuwa, the Controller of Kano Correctional Centre, praised Governor Ganduje’s generosity, adding, “In my 30 years of professional experience, I have never come across a governor who has done anything similar to this.”