Hajia Ramatu Aliyu, Minister of State for FCT, has paid for the release of five inmates remanded in Kuje correctional centre.
The minister, who channeled her May salary towards the goodwill effort, said the gesture will help to decongestion in the correctional centers.
Hajia Aliyu said she will kick-start campaign that will see many top Nigerians involved in decongestion of the correctional centers.
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 have a long way in helping to decongest the overcrowded correctional centre nationwide amid coronavirus crisis.
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 correctional centers decongested since the government is burdened with other enormous responsibilities.