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FG Liberates 4,000 Prisoners Under Pardon—Says Minister


Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola said Thursday that 4,000 prisoners have been liberated so far under the Government Pardon Program to decongest overseer focuses in the country. 

The minister additionally declared that it is endearing that there has been no Coronavirus disease in any of the country's overseer communities. 

Aregbesola who offered the comments at the pulling out motorcade coordinated out of appreciation for the Regulator General of Revisions, Alhaji Ja'afaru Ahmed noticed that the high bar of Administration set by the out-going CGC required different changes and activities that quickly changed the assistance. 

The minister commended the out-going CGC for his persistent effort and obligation to support, saying the CGC "embodied assistance, order and duty." 

He said the CGC would be associated with the construction of 3,000-limit ultra-modern Custodial Center in Janguza, Kano State (North-West Zone) where 10 part projects have been completely finished while in excess of 36 others are at different phases of consummation the nation over. 

Aregbesola also mentioned the commencement of the construction of 3,000-capacity ultra-modern Custodial Centre in Karshi, FCT (North-Central Zone) and at Bori, River State (South-South Zone)

Giving details of the achievements of Alhaji Ahmed, the Minister said: “currently, 23 inmates are undergoing Post Graduate Programmes comprising of one PhD; 16 Master’s Degree; and six Post Graduate Diploma Programmes.

“A total of 465 inmates are studying various Degree Programmes such as Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution; Criminology and Security Studies, Political Science, Law, etc.

“In addition, 1,404 wrote SSCE and 634 passed with five credits, including English and Mathematics, while 4,757 enrolled for Adult Education programme and 1,162 graduated.

“Vocational education enrolment also soared as 280 inmates made up of 267 males and 13 females acquired Trade Test Grades III, II and I in sundry vocations like woodwork, welding, shoe-making, barbing, dress-making, etc.

"Under him, the assistance has satisfied its charging as restorative organization. All the recipients of these projects in training and professional abilities securing will no uncertainty turn out as better residents."

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