Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, December 6, five hundred (500) inmates of the Kurmawa Central Prisons in Kano, Northern Nigeria.
The development is part of the Federal Government’s efforts to decongest prisons.
The President granted the pardon when he visited the prison in company with the state Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and others.
The prisoners who were pardoned by the Nigerian leader include males and females.
The President advised the affected inmates to be of good behaviour and shun anything that could bring them back to prison.
Buhari charged the pardoned prisoners to engage in lawful ventures to enable them to become useful members of the society.
The President also gave the inmates an undisclosed amount of money to transport themselves to their respective homes.
Reacting to the development, Governor Ganduje also advised the inmates to conduct themselves well and contribute meaningfully to societal development.
Meanwhile, President is on a two-day official visit to Kano State. President Buhari earlier visited the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II.