A Kogi State Civil Servant Commits Suicide over Unpaid Salaries

Kogi State Civil Servant Commits Suicide - NGscoop

A Kogi State civil servant Abdullahi Uye Zhiya, from Oguma in Bassa Local Government Area of Kogi state, has reportedly committed suicide over unpaid salaries.

This is coming after a civil servant, Emmanuel Soje, killed himself few weeks ago, after his wife of 17 years gave birth to a set of male triplets in a private hospital in Abuja.

Abdullahi Uye Zhiya, who was a Chief Store Keeper with the State Universal Basic Education Board, Oguma, took a poisonous substance to end his life.

The deceased was affected by the screening exercise in the state and was being owed salaries for over 12 months.

He was said to have taken poisonous substance after complaining bitterly to a friend over his inability to feed his family.

Four of his children have reportedly dropped out of school due to his inability to pay their fees.

He was also said to have a health challenge which worsened as he could not attend to it.

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