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Gov Ahmed condemns attack on dignitaries at Eid prayer: Kwara

The Kwara Government has condemned the attack on dignitaries at the Ilorin Eid praying ground, describing the incident as absurd, barbaric and un-islamic. The governor made the condemnation in a statement issued on Thursday in Ilorin by his Chief Press Secretary, Abdulwahab Oba.
Ahmed said government was aware of plans by some aggrieved politicians in collaboration with some local government employees and teachers to protest the non payment of arrears of salaries owed them. "As a result of this, government quickly went out of its way to negotiate and secure bank loans to offset the arrears pending the time when the Federal Government bailout fund will be released,” he said.

The governor said he directed that funds should be released for the salaries, adding that civil servants received their salary alerts on Wednesday. Ahmed, however, wondered why some miscreants should take the laws into their hands and disrupt the prayer since majority of state and local government workers, including primary school teachers, had received their salaries.

He said others would get their salaries on Monday as Thursday and Friday were public holidays.

Ahmed, who urged politicians not to promote violence in the state, charged the police to bring to justice those already apprehended. He also implored residents to mark the festival peacefully and with prayers for the quick resolution of the challenges facing the national economy.

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