Weird! Buhari 'Commissions' Release of 500 Prisoners in Kano

President Buhari on arrival in Kano on Wednesday

President Buhari on arrival in Kano on Wednesday

He stated this at the palace of the emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, apparently in response to the mammoth crowd that gathered to welcome him to the state.

"I am overwhelmed by the reception the people of Kano offered to me. So we have to make sacrifice to prepare the youth for the future", Buhari said.

"Nigeria, Chad and Niger Republic have succeeded in crushing Boko Haram insurgents in the Northeast".

Buhari said the release of the prisoners was part of the government's policy to decongest prisons across the country.

"Since I joined politics in 2003, I contested for president three times but I could not get it right until the fourth attempt in 2015".

He said, "From 1999 to 2014, the wealth of this country was lavishly squandered by those in the position of authority. Whatever I become in my life, I always consult the Kano Emirate Council".

Buhari also gave the inmates an undisclosed amount of money that will enable them transport themselves to their respective towns and villages.

The President commissioned a number of projects executed by the Ganduje administration during the
The President commissioned a number of projects executed by the Ganduje administration during the

The inmates including men and women were selected from the Kurmawa Central Prison, Kano.

He also commended Governor Ganduje for the completion and upgrade of the hospital. "Nigerians are aware of what the PDP was able to do but can we say the same thing of the APC?"

The dinner was organised in his honour by Kano State Government.

The President is expected to commission some multi-billion naira projects including two general hospitals, underpass and a 21.1 kilometer dual road. He urged other governors to emulate their Kano counterpart Abdullahi Umar Ganduje by executing more people-oriented projects in their states.

"I was a governor, a Minister, Head of State and now the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria".

"It has been so consistent and I don't think I have the vocabulary to express my thanks to the people of Kano. In the end, I also ended in jail", he said.

Earlier, Ganduje said the contract for building of the hospital was awarded over 10 years ago by past administrations but that his administration felt obliged to complete it.

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