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Thursday, 30 November 2017

Another Kogi civil servant commits suicide over 12 months salary arrears

Another civil servant has allegedly committed
suicide in Kogi State. He is 47-year-old
Abdullahi Uye Zhiya from Oguma in Bassa
Local Council of the state.
Zhiya, it was alleged, killed himself by drinking
a dose of substance suspected to be
poisonous chemical.
It was learnt that his frustration might be
connected with the non-payment of his
salaries for about 12 months.
Close family sources told The Guardian that for
over one year, life had been hard for the
deceased.
Recall that a director in the Kogi State Civil
Service, Mr Edward Soje also allegedly
committed suicide by hanging himself on a
tree in Lokoja.
Soje’s body was found on a tree behind the
Mammy Market at the Maigumeri Barracks,
the Nigeria Army Command Record.
The 54-year-old civil servant took his life
barely 10 days after his wife of 17 years gave
birth to a set of male triplets in a private
hospital in Abuja. The couple had been
childless before then.
Soje, a Grade Level 16 Officer in the Kogi
State Teaching Service Commission, was being
owed 11 months’ salary arrears at the time of
his death. (The Guardian)

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