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Democracy Gift: Kaduna Governor Pardons 110 Convicts


Photograph: Uba Sani/

The Governor of Kaduna State, Uba Sani, has exercised his power of prerogative of mercy to grant freedom to 110 convicts.

The event took place at the Kaduna Correctional Centre, where the governor was joined by prominent human rights advocate, Femi Falana, SAN.

“I freed 110 convicts today to celebrate the 2024 June 12 Democracy Day,” stated Governor Uba Sani during the event.

The governor also took the opportunity to honour the memory of Chief Gani Fawehinmi, SAN, GCON, a renowned advocate for human rights and access to justice for the marginalized.

“Our administration is concerned about overcrowding in correctional facilities and the fact that many citizens are languishing in such facilities due to their social and economic conditions,” Sani said.

He further emphasized the commitment of his administration to justice and fairness, stating, “Our administration is anchored on Justice and Fairness.

“We are committed to bringing succour to the poor, vulnerable and underserved in Kaduna State.”

While releasing the inmates, Governor Uba Sani urged them to seize the opportunity for a fresh start and contribute positively to society.

He encouraged them to acquire skills, assuring assistance from the government in this endeavor.

“As part of our interventions in supporting the operations of the Kaduna Custodial Centre, I have directed the installation of solar-powered streetlights in the centre and provision of operational vehicles,” Uba said.

The governor concluded by reaffirming his administration’s commitment to justice and support for those in need, promising continued efforts to address the challenges faced by correctional facilities in the state.

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