Nigerian President Grants Amnesty to 500 Prison Inmates in Kano
- December 7, 2017
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has granted amnesty to 500 prison inmates of the Kano Central Prison situated at Kurmawa.
Buhari said the amnesty was part of the federal government’s effort to decongest prisons in the country, and urged the beneficiaries of the gesture to be of good behaviour and shun anything that could bring them back to the prisons.
The president, who was in Kano for a two-day official visit, charged the beneficiaries to make the best use of the opportunity by engaging themselves in any useful venture to enable them become useful members of the society.
Buhari pledged that prison reforms and decongestion would continue to receive prompt attention from his administration.