The Controller of Nigeria Prison Service (NPS) in Niger State, Mr. Baba Gana made the disclosure during a courtesy visit to the Palace of the Traditional Ruler in Minna.
While commending the emirate for the gesture, Mr. Gana said that the freed inmates included elderly persons and prisoners that had exhibited high moral standard and examples conducts while in the detention facility.
The Controller said: “Your Highness, we are in your palace to welcome you back from a medical trip and to commend your efforts in paying fines for the release of elderly inmates and prisoners who have exhibited high moral conduct while in the detention.
“We must also commend the provision of the borehole by your Emirate to the prison which ensures adequate water supply to the inmates among other gestures you have extended to us. We are immensely grateful.”
In his response, the emir, Dr. Farouk Bahago appreciated the visit of the controller and assured him of a sustained cordial relationship and continuous support to the prison service from the Minna Emirate.