Group under the auspices of Kaduna Mass Movement (KMM) has expressed displeasure with Governor Nasir el-Rufai over inability to pay salaries of civil servants and pensioners in the state.
Lamenting hardship faced by workers in the state, Chairman of the group, Major Abubakar Umar (Retd), who is also signatory to the letter said he feels concerned for the plight of the workers since the inception of the APC administration in the state.
The letter was received at the governor’s office November 16, 2015. In the letter, a copy of which was made available to newsmen in the state, the group also lamented that workers have witnessed untold hardship due to verification exercises compelled on them by the government.
The letter also drew attention of the governor to the loss of lives during the last verification exercise which was conducted in Zaria disclosing that families of the victims were yet to receive any compensation for the loss of their bread winners.
Umar, who alleged that the government was misleading the people, said “during the electioneering campaign you promised to allay the hardships of the citizens of the state. “People trooped out in numbers, from 4am-11pm just to ensure that a change of government is realized in the state with the hope that life will be better for the citizens, their rights will be protected and not trampled upon”, the letter read.
Umar advised the government to always pay workers promptly as the consequence of not paying civil servants/pensioners their salaries as at when due will lead to corruption in the system where hungry/angry civil servants will resort to all sorts of crimes to make ends meet.
-Gabriel Idibia, Kaduna