Gombe civil servants observe seven-day prayer for non-payment of monthly salaries


By Muhammad M. Ari

Civil servants in Gombe observed seven-day prayer following non-payment of their monthly salaries.

The civil servants who went through a government verification exercise have not been paid seven months salaries since the exercise, and yet, without any explanation.

The workers who go through untold hardship as a result of this explained that they observed the prayers because they believed only God can come to their aid.

‘We are all indebted, our wives and children are starving and even at that, there’s no hope’, one of them explained to this reporter.

They further explained that they are active and have never been found wanting on anything regarding their work.

The civil servants who are from Dukku Local Government Area of Gombe prayed to God to ‘deal with whosoever that stood in the way for the payment’ of their salaries.

They vowed to continue the prayer for the whole week, adding that, ‘we will come along with our men, women and children to join us in the prayers’.

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