Organizers of a prayer rally recently held in Abuja for President Muhammau Buhari and the peace of the country are currently facing ‘after-prayer’ crisis they did not bargain for as a group of Nigerians ‘mobilized’ to the Eagle Square for the event has accused the organizers, the National Youth Council of Nigeria, of not settling them with the promised ‘incentives’. The video of this saga is currently circulating online.
It was reported that the group grounded a vehicle belonging to the chairman of the Taraba state chapter of the NYCN, Emma George. They believe George ‘pocketed’ money earmarked to settle them after the ‘prayer exercise’.
According to one of them seen in the video, “We were mobilized from far places, Keffi, Mararaba, and we started the prayer 9 O’clock and till now we have not eaten any thing.
“We can’t even go home because we all brought other people. We were promised N1,500 each but Emma George from Taraba pocketed our money. So, we heard they wanted to hold a meeting here (Chelsea Hotel), we then decided to come. We didn’t see him but we seized the car from his driver.”
The aggrieved “prayer warriors” said they would take the vehicle to Mararaba.“Is that how to move Nigeria forward? Money meant for many people was taken by one person,” queried another person, Arume.They revealed that the prayer at the Eagles Square had the support of the president’s wife, Aisha Buhari.