SaiBaba: Buhari frees 500 inmates in Kano

Henrietta Strickland
December 7, 2017

Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) says it is intensifying monitoring and surveillance to curtail excesses by petroleum marketers ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari's visit to Kano.

The President is making his first visit to Kano State since his election in 2015.

Buhari said the release of the prisoners was part of the government's policy to decongest prisons across the country.

Before the visit to the prison, the president visited the Kano emir at his palace.

The president also gave the inmates an undisclosed amount of money to transport themselves to their respective homes.

The President is expected to commission other infrastructure before leaving the city.

Buhari, in pardoning the inmates charged them to remain law abiding and stay away from committing crimes that might likely lead them back to prison.

He was received by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State and the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II.

Among the projects are the ultra-modern specialist hospital, Giginyu, named after him and a peadiatric hospital located on Zoo road, Kano, and the underpass bridge at Madobi/Panshekara Junction.

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