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  • Updated: May 28, 2024

Governor Bago frees 30 inmates to mark first year in office

Governor Bago frees 30 inmates to mark first year in office

Umar Mohammed Bago

Governor Mohammed Bago of Niger State has granted freedom to 30 inmates from both the old and new Correctional Centres in Minna, the state capital. 

​​​​The announcement was made by the Secretary to State Government, Abubakar Usman, who represented the governor during a visit to the correctional facilities.

During the visit, Usman revealed that fines for the released inmates had been settled as part of the governor's commitment to marking the first year in office.

Additionally, malaria drugs and food items were presented to the centres' officials to alleviate the inmates' economic hardships.

"We consider those whose cases were minor and their fines would be paid," Usman stated.

He urged them to become positive ambassadors for the state and the nation upon reintegration into society.

The Governor further pledged to equip the freed inmates with agricultural and entrepreneurial skills to facilitate their transition into productive members of society.

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