Ramatu Aliyu: FCT state minister donates salary for inmates release
- Hajia Ramatu Aliyu, minister of state for FCT, has paid for the release of five inmates remanded in Kuje correctional centre
- The minister, who channelled her May salary towards the goodwill effort, said the gesture will help to decongest prisons in Nigeria
- Hajia Aliyu said she will kickstart campaign that will see many top Nigerians involved in decongestion of the correctional centres
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In the spirit of goodwill and selfless service, minister of state for FCT, Hajia Ramatu Aliyu, has channelled her May salary towards the release of five inmates from Kuje prison.
According to The Nation, the kind gesture of the minister was carried out to celebrate the recently held Sallah, marking the end of Muslims' fasting period.
Aliyu said the donation will go a long way in helping to decongest the overcrowded correctional centre nationwide amid coronavirus crisis.
She further added that FCT will take legal action against the state of the prisons in order to secure the release of inmates who could not pay their fines.
The minister stated that she will solicit the help of top Nigerians to reduce numbers of inmates in the correctional centres across the country, vowing to continually "pick up some bills."
Speaking with the inmates, Aliyu said she will kickstart a campaign that will see into the plight of the inmates with a view to getting the prison decongested since the government is burdened with other enormous responsibilities.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the president has finally broken silence on the purported media reports alleging that President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the probe of his late chief of staff, Abba Kyari.
Garba Shehu, senior media aide to the president, dusted off the growing insinuation spreading in the media, saying the reports are just fabrication and lie flying in the face of fact.
He further explained that as the duly democratically-elected president, Buhari has never ceded constitutional power to his aides.
"There is not a grain of truth in these reports and Nigerians should please ignore the insinuations behind them," Garba Shehu said.
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