The governor disclosed this on Sunday saying he had followed the federal government’s directive to reduce congestion in the correctional facilities.
“Following the Federal Government’s directive to reduce congestion in the correctional facilities, I visited the Goron Stone Rehabilitation Center,” Ganduje said in a statement posted on Twitter.
“300 convicted prisoners have been released. We have done this to minimize the risk of infection.”
The federal government has made such a move, saying it has pardoned 2600 prisoners for the purpose of decongestion the prisons and to avoid the spread of coronavirus among the detainees.