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Lecturer slumps, dies in Kogi University, family blames non-payment of salary



A professor from the Department of Arab and Islamic Studies of Kogi State University, Anyigba, Dr. Jamiu Abdullahi has died from high blood pressure (HBP)

GISTOK noticed that Dr. Abdullahi dropped himself in the hospital while waiting for the result of his test. A family source told our correspondent that the deceased could not treat

the ailment that eventually took his life because the Government of Kogi state retained their salaries for several months. GISTOK also learned that university teachers collected their salaries for the last time in February 2019.

“The family of the deceased could not take him to a better hospital due to lack of funds. The deceased had nothing in his account, since it has not been paid regularly by the state government.

“It is unfortunate that the medicine that your doctor prescribed could not be purchased because we could not collect anything. And the situation worsened yesterday around 2 in the afternoon when he died, “he said.

The doctor’s corpse in Arab studies was transferred to his country house in Iyamoye, in the local government area of ​​Ijumu in Kogi state, and since then he has been buried according to Islamic rites.

When he contacted the public relations officer of Kogi State University, Mr. Jacob Edegbo confirmed the teacher’s death. He, however, said that his death has nothing to do with unpaid wages.

According to him, “Dr. Abdullahi has been sick for some time, when he went to the hospital for a check-up, before the result came out, he left the ghost.” Dr. Abdullahi is survived by his wife and four children.