Happy Eid-el-Fitr: Civil servants receive June salary


File Photo: Ekiti State civil servants who arrived late to work begging Governor Ayo Fayose during his unscheduled visit to the state secretariat

A cross section of civil servants in the FCT have applauded the Federal Government for early payment of June salary as Muslim faithful prepare for Eid-El-Fitr celebration.

Speaking in separate interviews on Saturday in Abuja, they said the salary came as surprise to them and also described it as “big relief.’’

Some of the workers, who are Muslims, contended that the recession in the country, had made the fasting period “more difficult’’ as many of them do not have what to eat in the morning before the commencement of fasting.

Mr Saleh Adamu, a father of three, said that it was not easy for him and his family during the period of fasting.

He said that the early payment of salary was a surprise to him, adding that it would…

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