A special prayer was held at the Eid mosque in Gusau, Zamfara state capital, by civil servants in the state over non-payment of their salaries by the government.
Daily Trust reported that they converged at the mosque around 10am on Saturday, May 13, to seek divine intervention for payment of their salaries.
They revealed that they were last paid in January and are now finding it difficult to meet up with their needs. One of the civil servants said;
“Many of us have been pushing to be beggars, unable to eat one square meal a day. So, this prayer session is specially means to commit our dear governor, Head of Service, members of House of Assembly and all those concerned, for God to enable them to have compassion on us.
“We have suffered enough on account of this struggle, many lost their lives too and we want it no more. We have gathered in unison devoid of religious affiliations to sincerely seek God’s intervention for all.” they said