New Year: 39 inmates granted clemency in Gombe

Gov Inuwa Yahaya

By Williams Ago, Gombe

Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has granted State pardon to 39 inmates of the Correctional Centre in Gombe State.

This was contained in the State wide broadcast of the Governor to the people of the State marking the beginning of the year 2024.

The state’s governor said the action was taken in the spirit of the new year and based on the recommendation of the State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy.

The governor explained that out of the 39 inmates granted clemency, 26 inmates will be granted unconditional pardon, while the remaining 13 will have their sentences commuted to shorter periods.

He stated further that, "It is our hope that the beneficiaries will turn a new leaf and embrace this opportunity for a fresh start.”

While wishing the entire people of the State a peaceful, successful and happy new year, the governor particularly congratulated Christians in the State over the joyous and hitch-free Christmas celebrations.

He said, "Gombe State is a melting pot of cultures, beliefs, and traditions. It is in the celebration of our cherished diversity that our strength as a people truly shines. 

"May the spirit of Christmas continue to inspire unity, love, and harmony among us, irrespective of our differences".

"As the world continues to face increasing levels of economic and political uncertainties. I therefore urge each and every one of you to actively join hands with us in the task ahead.

"Your advice, prayers, and support are vital as we work together in order to shape the destiny of Gombe State. Let us strive for excellence, build resilience, encourage innovation, and foster a sense of collective ownership and shared aspirations.

"Let me express my profound optimism for the year 2024. Together, we can make it a year of progress, resilience and growth", the Governor prayed.

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