Buhari pardons 500 prisoners in Kano

Kano strengthens security for Buhari's visit

This he says is part of the Federal Government's efforts to decongest prisons.

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The President arrived the VIP Wing of the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport on Wednesday morning to commence the working visit.

Most towns in Kano state are in complete lock down as President Muhammadu Buhari begins his 2-day visit to the state.

"If we have people of 18 and 19 years in the prison, and there is no continuous training, then their lives will be completely destroyed".

Buhari also gave the inmates an undisclosed amount of money to be shared as transport fare to their respective towns and villages.

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

He charged them to engage in lawful ventures to enable them to become useful members of the society.

The President had paid a homage to the Emir, Muhammadu Sanusi II, after which he also visited the Kurmawa Prison "to see the state of Nigerian prisons himself", Ahmad said.

In perhaps one of the weirdest achievements to be flaunted by any government in the country, the presidency on Wednesday announced that President Buhari has commissioned the release of 500 prisoners in Kano.

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