The President also visited the palace of the Emir of Kano where he had nice words about the people of the state and their support for him.
"Governments come and go all over the world".
He lamented that from 1999 to 2014, Nigeria got so much wealth but it was misused.
The president said he had seen a lot in politics since he joined it in 2003, adding that Nigerians must understand the difference between democratic and military administration. "In the end, I also ended in jail", he said.
"I am commending this royal house, for there was nothing I became without consulting the royal house".
The inmates including men and women were selected from the Kurmawa Central Prison, Kano.
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Buhari urged the ex-convicts to be of sound character, and live a healthy life devoid of crime and criminality.
Among the projects commissioned on Wednesday were the ultra modern Specialist Hospital, Giginyu, named after him and a Peadiatric Hospital located on Zoo Road, Kano, and the underpass bridge at Madobi/Panshekara Junction.
President Buhari also praised Governor Abdullahi Ganduje for his efforts so far at implementing projects that have direct bearing on the standard of living of the people. With him are Governor Ganduje, right and Lt. We must be happy that he is making bold steps to bring development to his people.
In his response, Governor Ganduje expressed optimism that Buhari would still visit the state in the nearest future and commission several other developmental projects embarked upon by his administration.
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