You are here: HomeNews2022 05 03Article 550781

Religion of Tuesday, 3 May 2022


Ganduje pardons 90 inmates in Kano

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State on Monday pardoned 90 inmates across Kano Correctional Centres to mark the Sallah celebration.

This is contained in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Abba Anwar, a copy of which was made available to newsmen on Monday.

According to Anwar, Ganduje asked the affected inmates to report to the government and register for skills acquisition programmes, assuring stakeholders that more inmates would be pardoned in the next 70 days during Eid-Kabir celebration.

This was made known when he paid a Sallah visit to Gorondutse Correctional Centre, Kano, on Monday, along with some members of the state Executive Council, party leaders and elders, among other government dignitaries.

He said, “Some of you have been pardoned because of ill-health, some because of age, some because of your inability to pay fines placed on you and some were even on death row.

“Though many of you were given training in one skill or the other, those of you who need further training should immediately go and register with the government for another round of skills acquisition.”

Ganduje reminded them that the pardon was not only meant to decongest the correctional centres, but to also give the pardoned inmates another chance to be of good character.

Join our Newsletter!