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Kogi State Civil Servant Slumps & Dies following news of Salary Delay



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A Kogi State Deputy Director working in the Ministry of Education identified as Haruna David, suddenly slumped today and died in the office over alleged non-payment of salaries, Thisday reports

Haruna who was said to be in his early 50s, 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.


  1. Beebee

    June 5, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    How does Yahaya Bello sleeps at night knowing fully well that Kogites are suffering due to lack of payment of salaries? I thought Fathai Ahmed of Kwara is worse but Bello is the real devil.

  2. Eziza Igodomigodo

    June 5, 2018 at 10:47 pm

    Then they will expect corruption and lawlessness to cease, that state has been receiving federal allocation monthly,and the Governor wants to build his war chest now for 2019 at the expense of the people! May God punish these useless people in power.

    • Mz Socially Awkward....

      June 7, 2018 at 10:41 pm

      My own is that they will expect blood not to cry out from the earth to God. You are using people’s lifelines (salaries that are their rightful entitlement) to further your political ambition, abi?

      I don’t need to swear for you, the curses are lined from your door all the way down the rest of the street, waiting their turn for activation.

  3. Ify

    June 5, 2018 at 11:26 pm

    This brought me to tears,.Is someone actually embezzling funds for salaries and ultimately killing people?

  4. Mrs chidukane

    June 5, 2018 at 11:51 pm

    If it was possible to embezzle the entire monthly allocation, our Governors would do it. Heartless bunch.


    June 6, 2018 at 12:22 am


  6. Anon

    June 6, 2018 at 5:27 am

    So sad right now! Rip Sir.

  7. Ec

    June 6, 2018 at 6:12 am

    Oh Jesus. Those that are embezzling the fund so burn in hell

  8. Lailatu

    June 6, 2018 at 10:39 am

    I hope and pray that one day Yahaya Bello ends up in jail. That thief has blood on his hands.

  9. Corolla

    June 6, 2018 at 11:11 am

    Why wont they embezzle when their ill-gotten wealth is celebrated! Come tomorrow, Bella Naija will still post about these govt officials and some of us will “ooh” and “aah” at their luxurious lifestyles and over the top weddings.

    • Lala

      June 6, 2018 at 3:53 pm


  10. maygurl

    June 6, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    Hmmmmm, see my state people dieing like chicken because hunger and depression and you say Yahaya Bello and his entire generation will escape the wrath of God…no way

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