Kano State Governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has freed 43 Prison inmates who were serving different jail terms at the Goron Dutse Correctional service Centre in Kano as mark of Eid-el-Kabeer celebration.
The Governor said that, the gesture was part of the spirit of Eid-el-Kabeer activities, he tasked them to always be of a sound character and contribute their quarter to the state and nation development.
While extending his Sallah message, Ganduje felicitated with all Muslims faithful to be law-abiding and continue praying for the state and the country at large, further stressing, he urged people to continue observing the Covid-19 protocols and pray, assuring everything is possible with almighty Allah.
” It’s extremely important for people to pray much harder for national development and the security of our state and the country in general. We must continue observing all the protocols as enunciated by health workers, this way, we can overcome the pandemic,” he said
Ganduje said that the beneficiaries of the gesture were selected based on the gravity of offense and sign of reformation while in prison.
He added 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.
He, however, advised the freed inmates to desist from acts that would warrant bringing them back to prison.
The gesture was also unethical as the governor released among the Inmates an Igbo lady, Jennifer Okafor, and offered her a job with Kano State Road Traffic Agency, KAROTA. And vowed to give each of the freed Inmates a five thousand note to be able to travel back to their respective homes.