Buhari Visits Kano For Two Days, Pardons 500 Inmates
Timothy Adegbola, LAGOS, Nigeria (GVE) – President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, 6 December, arrived Kano on a two-day official visit to the state.
The president was received by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, members of the State Executive Council, Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, traditional rulers as well as politicians, among others, at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport.
NAN reports that a mammoth crowd was also at the airport and along the major streets in the metropolis, giving the president a rousing welcome.
The president in company with the state governor Abdullahi Ganduje and others, pardoned 500 inmates of the Kurmawa Central Prisons in Kano metropolis as part of federal government’s efforts to decongest prisons.
President Buhari advised the affected inmates to be of good behaviour and shun anything that could bring them back to prison.
He charged them to engage in lawful ventures to enable them to become useful members of the society.
Buhari is expected to inaugurate a number of projects executed by the Ganduje administration during the visit.
Among the projects are the ultra-modern Specialist Hospital, Giginyu, named after the him and a Peadiatric Hospital located on Zoo Road, Kano,and the underpass bridge at Madobi/Panshekara Junction.
On the second day, the President will inspect a rice mill, Fullmark Rice Mill Company at Kwanar Gunduwawa, and Gezawa Oil Mill, the largest oil mill in Africa at Tokarawa Industrial Estate both on Hadeja Road.
Buhari is also expected to meet with Ulamas and hold an interactive session with community leaders and politicians before returning to Abuja.