FG Begin Payment of N585Million Fines for Release of 4,000 Inmates Nationwide


Governance is not only about protecting the strong; it is also about protecting the weakest in the society.

Yesterday, Honourable Minister of Interior Hon Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo flagged off the release of 4068 of the 80,804 inmates in our 253 correctional facilities nationwide, who have been held in custody due to their inability to pay fines.

In the last few weeks, we mobilised the private sector through Corporate Social Responsibility as well as individuals to facilitate this initiative. Not more than 5lines

This is only a first step in the #RenewedHope agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu (GCFR) to introduce global best practices, which include activating non-custodial measures in our correctional system.

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