Gombe State Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has issued an executive order for the establishment of the state Advisory Council on the Prerogative of Mercy.
This is pursuant to the powers conferred on him by provisions of the Prerogative of Mercy law.
The Executive Order, dated 18th December, 2019 reads in part: ” pursuant to the powers conferred on me by section 3 of the Gombe State Prerogative of Mercy Law, 1998 and all other powers enabling me in that behalf, I, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, Governor of Gombe state do hereby establish the Gombe State Prerogative of Mercy Advisory Council “.
The Council has as its Chairman, the Attorney- General and Commissioner for Justice, Barr. Zubair Muhammad Umar.
State controller of Correctional Services or his representative
A police officer not below the rank of Superintendent
A Representative of the Directorate of State Service
Dr. Muazu Shuaibu, Medical Director, Gombe Specialist Hospital
Sheikh Adamu Ardo
Reverend Sunday Kongo
Hajiya Farida Sulaiman
Mrs. Margaret Yusuf
Barr. Abdussalam Muhd, Acting Director, Public Prosecutions.