Civil servant in Kogi state slumps and dies

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In Kogi State, a Deputy Director working in the Ministry of Education reportedly slumped and died in the office over alleged non-payment of salaries.

He was identified as Haruna David, in his early 50s, and was said to have slumped around 12:00 pm after news reached him that the March salary payment might be delayed again.

According to an eyewitness, he was said to have complained to his colleagues about things being hard following the non-payment of salaries by the state government. He had to resort to borrowing to fend for his family.

Reports also say Haruna David was last paid half of his salary in February 2018. This was corroborated by other workers. Until his death, Haruna was said to be hardworking and diligent.

The state Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Onuh Edoka, said the union will be investigating the cause of Harunas’s death before making their position known.


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