The governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano has granted amnesty to 25 Nigerians serving different jail terms in the state as part of the activities marking the 55th Independence Anniversary celebration in the country.
Announcing this at the high ceremonies marking the event at the Alex Ekwueme Square Awka, Governor Obiano enthused that at 55, there was so much for Nigerians to be thankful for despite the numerous challenges that are currently weighing the country down. “Fifty five years is a milestone in the life cycle of nations. It is even more so in Africa and other developing of the world where the very idea of nationhood is perpetually on trial.
We must all be thankful to Almighty God for his special love and infinite grace to Nigeria, Governor Obiano enthused, pointing out that if Anambra could wade through the thorny path of its recent history to its present state of security and stability, there is hope for Nigeria.
“It is along this line that I have decided to give hope to the hopeless amongst us by exercising my prerogative of mercy and granting amnesty to 25 prisoners serving different terms in the three prisons in Anambra State,” the governor declared, offering a new lease of life to 25 prisoners, five of whom were from Awka Prison, six from Aguata Prison and fourteen from Onitsha Prison respectively.