At the Council of state meeting, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, two former Governors serving jail term have been granted pardon.
Joshua Dariye, former governor of Plateau state, and Jolly Nyame, former governor of Taraba state were in Abuja on Thursday, granted pardon alongside 147 other inmates pardoned.
They were granted pardons on the grounds of age and ill health.
A former military general and minister under the Sani Abacha regime, Tajudeen Olarenwaju was also pardoned, as well as Akiyode, former lieutenant colonel and ex-aide of Oladipo Diya.
All the junior officers jailed for the failed Gideon Orkar coup of 1990 were granted pardon as well.