The Kano State Government on Sunday donated food items worth N2.5 million to enable prison inmates in the state celebrate Eid el-Kabir. The items comprised three cows, 14 rams, 40 bags of rice, 16 jerry- cans of vegetable oil and other food items.
The Secretary to Kano State Government (SSG), Alhaji Usman Alhaji, told officials of Kano Central Prisons, Kurmawa, at the presentation ceremony, that the gesture was to assist the inmates celebrate Eid-el-Kabir with ease.
“It has been a tradition of Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje to assist the inmates during such special occasions,” he said.
He called on well to do individuals in the state to complement government’s efforts by donating food items and other materials to support the inmates to celebrate.
“The state government welcomes and encourages people who are willing to support the inmates in whatever way possible provided they will follow the agreed channels,“ he said.
The Deputy Controller of Prison, Mr Auwalu Diso, thanked the government for the kind gesture and gave an assurance that the items would be judiciously used for the benefit of the inmates.
He commended Ganduje for donating rubber mats and mattresses in addition to awarding contract for the construction of drains in the prison recently.
The SSG was accompanied by some members of the State Committee on Prerogative of Mercy during the visit.
The state government had during the Ramadan secured the release of no fewer than 500 inmates from prisons in the state.