Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has released 123 inmates from prison across the state.
He said the deed was part of his give back in the spirit of the Eid-El Fitr celebration.
The governor said the beneficiaries were selected based on the gravity of offences and signs of reformation while in prison.
While pointing that the decision to visit the prison was to show the inmates that the state government was aware of their existence and that they were also regarded as citizens of the state, Ganduje said the gesture was to complement the Federal Government’s efforts to further reduce congestion in the nation’s prisons.
The governor also advised the ex-inmates to change their attitudes to life and pray for peace and stability in Nigeria.