Council of state Pardon 159 Convicts as Buhari Meet Service Chiefs Tuesday


On thursday, the National council of state met and discuss policies and issues part of the resolution reached include pardon on 159 inmates convicted on various offenses.

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, said the Council of State approved 159 out of 162 applications presented for consideration for perogative of mercy for convicts and inmates in correctional centres.

Similarly Jigawa Governor, Muhammadu Badaru Abubakar disclosed after the meeting, Buhari will meet security chiefs next Tuesday over worsening security situation following recommendations and comments by the Council of State.

Members of the council include: President Vice President, past presidents, Senate President, House of Reps Speaker Chief Justice of Nigeria, serving and past.
Others are Attorney General of the Federation, all State Governors and the Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT).