Kano state Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has presented N3 million cash gift on Wednesday, to Zainab Aliyu and Ibrahim Abubakar, who was recently released from Saudi Arabia over drug charges.
The governor announced his donation to Zainab Aliyu and Ibrahim Abubakar when Federal Government delegation officially presented them to the governor at the Government House, Kano, DailyTrust reported.
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje commended President Muhammadu Buhari, for the timely intervention to save the lives of the two victims. He also urged security agencies in Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, to redouble their efforts in curbing such crimes.
The Chairman of Nigeria Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, had earlier announced that they were at the Government House, to officially hand over two indigenes of the state to the governor.
Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesperson, Mr. Friday Akpan mad the announcement of their release via a statement which revealed
“Zainab Aliyu, a Nigerian student who travelled for Lesser Hajj with her mother was arrested by Saudi Security Officials on Dec. 26, 2018, in a hotel in Madinah. She was accused of possessing a bag containing illicit drugs purportedly bearing a tag with her name.
“Another passenger, Ibrahim Abubakar, unrelated to Zainab, who also travelled on the same aircraft, was also arrested on the same day.”