Rep frees 105 prisoners in Kano

By Abubakar Haruna Muhammad -The Nigerian Voice, Kano

Member House of Representative, representing Kano Municipal Federal Constituency, Dr. Danburan Abubakar Nuhu has said that since assuming office last year, he secured the release of one hundred and five inmates from prisons in the state.

He stated this while launching a youth empowerment programme for 801 beneficiaries in his constituency in Kano State today.

According to him, he found it fit to settle the fines of some inmates languishing at prison custody over a long period of time and unable to pay the fine for their respective offences, adding that their condition is sympathetic as most of them committed petty offences.

He added that the inmates were since freed and reunited with their respective families.

He said that 700 youths got N10,000 economic support each to establish small-scale businesses, adding that tricycles and motorcycles were also distributed as a means to enable some of the beneficiaries fend for their families.

He revealed that the idea behind launching the empowerment programme came at the heel of the current economic hardship in the country, adding that the programme would help in alleviating fierce poverty among the people.

He said, Other items distributed include, scholarships and sewing machines. As you are aware, budget is yet to be signed but we found it fit to come up with this programme looking at the current economic situation in the country. I just use what I have at hand to help my people.

He further said that he was able to pass six motions at the National Assembly, adding that one of the six motions was passed into law.

He stressed that the main purpose of a legislator was to be close and serve his people, vowing to deliver just and honest representation at the federal level.