Federal Goverment inaugurates Presidential panel on prerogative mercy

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The Federal Government on Tuesday inaugurated the Presidential Advisory Committee on Prerogative of Mercy.

The inauguration was done by Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha in the SGF conference hall.

He was represented at the brief ceremony by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, who is the chairman of the committee.

According to him, the inauguration of the committee will go a long way to reduce congestions in the prisons.

The 12-man committee included Abubakar Malami (Chairman), Williams Alo,  Lucy Ajayi, Joshua Abu, John Idoko, the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, representative of the Nigerian Prisons Service, representative of the National Human Rights Commission.

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