By Abdulmumin Murtala

Kano-The Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has on Wednesday persented N3million each to Zainab Aliyu and Ibrahim Abubakar, who were recently released from Saudi Prison for mistaken case of drug trafficking.

Zainab Aliyu

Zainab and Ibrahim were led to the governor by the Chairperson of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Honourable Abike Dabiri.

Governor Ganduje who received Zainab, Abubakar and Abike Dibiri at the Council Chambers while at the peak of the state Executive Council meeting thanked all those who played vital roles in the release of the dou especially President Muhammadu Buhari.

Ganduje noted that the released of the two Nigerians mistakenly arrested for Drug trafficking shows that Nigeria is truly working and cares for it’s citizenry.

He said he was making the donation of N3 million to each one of them to enable them start a fresh life and allow Zainab particularly to continue with her studies at the Maitama Sule University unhindred being a final year Student in the College.

The duo were arrested and detained for four months by the Saudi Arabian anti-Drug Trafficking Agency over alleged drug trafficking, but were released after the Nigerian and Saudi authorities concurred on their innocence

Vanguard recalls that Zainab was arrested on December 26, 2018 after their arrival in Saudi Arabia for a lesser Hajj together with her Mother and younger Sister.

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The father of Zainab Malam Habibu Aliyu Kila appreciated the efforts of Nigerian government, Media and Civil Society Organisations for campaigning for the released of his daughter and thanked Governor Ganduje for the gesture.

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