Over 360 ex-councillors in Kano State held a prayer session, seeking God’s intervention over unpaid entitlements.
The former councillors said they are in untold hardship after serving their communities. They pleaded with the government to look into their affairs.
The ex-councilors revealed that most of them died as a result of post-service trauma associated with poor living conditions.
Aminiya, a weekly publication of Daily Trust Hausa revealed that one of the former councillors said they organized the prayer for the state government to sympathise with them.
“We have come to the Kano Government to sympathize with us and pay us our rights to mitigate our plight.
“Look at us, everyone who sees us knows that we are in sympathetic condition. We served as councillors and served the community, but we were left in this situation,” said one of them.
‘WE ARE AWARE OF THEM’
When contacted, Lami Sani, Kano State Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, said the state government is aware of their plights.
The commissioner noted that most of the aggrieved councillors were owed by the previous governments, but the state government is following the details in paying them their dues.
Sani added that the governor of the state, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, would not leave his successor with a lot of debt as he inherited from previous governments.