By Ibrahim Bello
Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi has promised to provide skills acquisition equipment and other materials to inmates of the two prisons in the state with a view to properly rehabilitate them.
Bagudu made the promise on Tuesday in Birnin Kebbi while donating tailoring machines to the inmates of the two prison inmates in the state.
The governor urged the inmates to consider their incarceration as an act of God meant to reform them and not to abuse their personality.
He called on them to change their attitudes, before and after the expiration of their prison terms.
The governor also promised that government would revisit the cases of some of the inmates for possible pardon.
“Government will look at some of your cases and some of you on awaiting trial.
‘’This is with a view to paying fines and possible pardon after consultation with security agencies, courts and prison authorities,” he assured.
In his remarks, the Controller of Prisons in the state, Alhaji Sani Potiskum, commended the governor for his continued assistance to the two prisons.
“We also thank you for the renovation of toilets, provision of 100 mattresses, repairs of boreholes and provision of drugs and insecticides to the inmates, he said. (NAN).