In compliance with the federal government urge for governors to de-congest prisons and hasten the process for quick dispensation of justice, Kano state governor Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has secured the release of 2,517 inmates within four years of his first tenure in office.
This was revealed by the governor during his Sallah visit to Goron-Dutse prison, where he secured the release of another 200 inmates, which costs the sum of over Eleven Million Five Hundred Thousand Naira (over N1.5m) only.
The Governor explained that Some of the criteria followed for the release, include, that some were fined by courts and could not pay, some because of ill-health, some because of old age, while some have life sentences hanging over their heads and they became too weak for life itself.
Ganduje advised those released to be of changed behaviour and become productive to the society.
Among the 200 that were released recently, 60 were from Kurmawa Central Prison, 33 from Wudil Prison and all the remaining 107 were from Prisons across the state.
The governor assured all other inmates that, in the next two Months or thereabout during Eidul-Kabir Sallah celebration, Government would secure for more releases of other inmates.
DCP Yahuza Aliyu who spoke during the event commended governor Ganduje for his humanitarian posture in the last four years of his administration.
Meanwhile governor Ganduje paid a similar visit to Goron-Dutse Torrey Home, where the state government, through the Secretary to the State Government and the Permanent Secretary, Protocol, secured the release of 9 children, by paying fines hovering over their shoulders.
He assured that his administration would put to good use, some skills acquisition materials for the children and reveals that, the government would give more attention to the place, as it is has been doing.