The Kwara State government has condemned the attack on dignitaries at the Ilorin Eid praying ground during Thursday's Eidil Kabir celebrations, saying it was absurd, barbaric and unIslamic.

In a statement issued by the chief press secretary to the governor, Abdulwahaab Oba, the government accused aggrieved politicans of colluding with some local government council employees to embarrass dignitaries in the state under the pretest of protesting salary arrears at the local government level. The said it it became aware of this plan about four weeks ago but continued to seek ways of resolving the salary crises at the local government level.

According to the statement, government went out of its way to negotiate and secure bank loans to offset the arrears pending the time when the federal government bailout will be released as a result of which the concerned workers promptly received their salaries as directed by the state governor".

Government, therefore, is puzzled by the attack since the majority of state and local government workers, including primary school teachers, have received their salaries.

The state Government said those that are yet to receive their salaries will do so by next Monday as Thursday and Friday are public holidays.

The statement urged politicians not to turn the state of harmony into another theatre of violence, urging the police to bring to justice without delay those already apprehended while imploring the people to mark the Eid El Kabir holidays peacefully and with prayers for the quick resolution of the challenges facing the national economy.

Abdulwahaab Oba
Chief Press Secretary
To the Kwara State Governor.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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