Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, has freed 29 inmates during Eid-el-Kabir festivities in Kano State.
He ordered the release of the inmates who were serving different jail terms at the Goron-Dutse Prison in Kanoduring his visit to the prison in Kano on Friday, according to The News Agency of Nigeria.
According to him the beneficiaries of the gesture were selected based on the gravity of offense and sign of reformation while in prison.
The Governor also advised the freed inmates to desist from acts that would warrant bringing them back to prison.
The Each of of the inmates would be given N5,000 to enable them travel to their various destinations,” he added.
The comptroller of Prisons, Abdullahi Magaji, commended Ganduje for freeing the inmates.
The outlet reports that Magaji also advised the freed inmates to be of good character and stay off crimes to avoid going back to prison.