Unpaid salaries turn civil Servants to beggars for food and shelter.

Civil servants in Oyo, Osun, Cross River, Rivers, Abia, Benue, Plateau and Bauchi
states have adopted different means to survive months of unpaid salaries in their states.

This include begging for money from friends and relatives, securing loans from different sources and doing menial jobs to survive.

Some state governments, especially those led by the opposition All Progressives Congress and the Federal Government have been trading blame over the unpaid salaries of workers.

While the states attributed the development to the drop in federal allocations to them, the Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, accused them of not prioritising salary payments.

In Oyo State, for instance, where the government has not paid salaries for three months, some civil servants skip their lunch daily.

A few others, it was gathered, however report to their duty posts with garri and groundnuts which serve as their lunch.
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