How To Cope When Salaries Are Not Paid – Cleric Tells Kogi Workers


A cleric, Malam Musa Bello, has advised workers in Kogi State to always make alternative financial provision while in service to avoid the consequences of non payment of their salaries.

He gave the advice on Friday while preaching to Muslims who turned out to observe the special prayer commemorating the Eid-el-Fitr at the Gadumo praying ground in Lokoja.

Bello noted that many of the state’s workers who claimed that their salaries had not been paid for months had tough time coping with the reality of their situation because they failed to save for the rainy day.

“As a worker, begin to save part of your salary so that if your salary is no longer forthcoming as and when due, you can fall back on something,’’ he said.

Bello also called on the workers not to rely on their civil service job alone but to  venture into other profitable vocations such as farming, to augment their salaries.

The Islamic scholar further called on Muslim workers in the state to be close to Allah, saying only Him has the permanent solution to their problems.

He also called on them to allow the lessons of the Ramadan to permeate their lives and their relationship with other members of the society, irrespective of religious affiliations.


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