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Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Kogi Civil Servant David Haruna Slumps

Another staff of Kogi State Ministry of Education, an indigene of Ogugu, in Olamaboro LGA, Haruna David, a deputy director in the quality control department of the ministry, today slumped in the office over alleged non payment of salaries.

David according to a ministry sources died on his way to the 12:00 noon mandatory clock-in for civil servants in the state,  a practice that was introduced by the present New Direction  administration.

Those who had interactions with David at work earlier in the day said he was full of life in the morning.

He was however said to have  complained that  in the last few weeks it has been difficult meeting  his family obligations , adding that in the last three days he has had to beg from neighbors to feed his family with akamu, at night.

David was last paid in February 2018 with half salary that could not pay his backlogs of debt he incurred before the payment of the 50 percent salary.

Until his death, the late David was said to be a hardworking person and diligent in his work, but died for non payment of salary, as he could not fulfilled his family financial obligations.
Late David is a football coach and was the Chairman, Ogugu Development Association.
As at time of going to the press, workers on the payroll of the state government were last paid some in January, others in February.

As at yesterday, a source disclosed that some staff of the state tertiary institutions were paid their February salaries, with efforts ongoing to pay March salaries to workers of the various ministries.

A visit to the state ministry of education by our reporter shortly after the death reported that staffers of the ministry were crying profusely and lamenting they can say who will died next for non payment of salary.

The death of David according to a staff of the Ministry who wants to remain anonymous, said deaths of civil servants in the state owing to delayed salary payment is becoming one too many, called on the government to help ameliorate the plight of the workers.

Meanwhile, the State Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress Mr Onuh Edoka said the union has directed one of their members to investcate the cause of death before the leadership of the union can make their position known.

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