Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has released 43 inmates from Kano Correctional homes as a mark for Eid-Kabir celebration.
The Governor asked on them to always be of sound character and contribute their share to state and national development.
Speaking during his Sallah message, he urged all Muslims to be law abiding and continue praying for the security of the state and the country and observing all protocols of COVID-19.
“It is 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,” The Governor said.
At the Gorondutse Correctional Centre, where he released 43 inmates, one of the released inmates, called Jennifer Okafor, who was released just two months ago during Eid-Fitr festivity, extended the gratitude from her leaders from East over the good gesture extended by the governor.
After her release, she got a job with the Kano State Road Traffic Agency (KAROTA).
She said to the gathering “Your Excellency I am very grateful for what you did to me and to my family by extension. I really don’t have enough words to thank you Sir. After you released me, you also offered me a job with KAROTA. I am now an officer with this state traffic agency.”Jennifer Okafor stated.
“Even my people from the East are calling me to ask how it happened. I told them I really don’t know. That it is the work of the Almighty. My name is now Jennifer Abdullahi Ganduje.” She noted.
Those release were given the sum of five thousand Naira each as transport money they would use to go back to their various places.
Governor Ganduje said “When we release people we release them without taking into consideration their religious background, their ethnicity, or age or sex differences. We believe humanity as a whole should always be assisted.”
He said Mrs Jennifer Okafor is an example of those released from correctional centres, and enjoying her new job with the State Traffic Agency, KAROTA. This shows that we are achieving something.
The comptroller of Kano Correctional Centres, Magaji Abdullahi commended the governor for the good work to the released inmates.