“We are in pains. We are hungry” — Disengaged Kwara ‘sunset’ workers took protest to Gov Abdulrahman’s family house

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Workers of the Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB who were disengaged by Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq have taken their cry for help to the governor’s family house in Ilorin.

The protesters were heard singing in Yoruba, appealing to people to intercede on their behalf and help get their jobs back.

“We are in pains. We are hungry. Help us beg (the governor) not to kill us,” they sang.

It would be recalled that the former governor of the State, Abdulfatah Ahmed engaged some workers in the countdown to his exit from office. Popularly known as ‘sunset workers,’ the succeeding government of Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq claimed upon assumption of office that the Abdulrahman administration did the recruitment as a plot to frustrate his government. Although he promised not to disengage the workers, asserting that they cannot be held responsible for the action of former governor Abdulfatah Ahmed; he eventually announced their disengagement, citing the non-qualification of the majority of the workers.

A recruitment exercise to replace the sacked workers was still ongoing.

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