A lecturer with the Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, Mr. Yakubu Nataala has died after slumping at his Kogi Poly quarters’ residence in Lokoja, the state capital.
He died while talking about the non-payment of his salary arrears. He was said to have last received his salary last in July 2017.
But the Public Relations Officer of the institution, Luke Tijan, told newsmen that the lecturer, who was earlier operated upon as a result of ruptured appendicitis, died as a result of complications arising from the operation.
Tijani, however, confirmed that the deceased was among lecturers who have not received salaries for several months.
Cases of civil servants in Kogi dying untimely have been rife in recent months.
A director in the state’s civil service, Mr. Edward Soje, committed suicide by hanging himself on a tree in Lokoja.
His suicide came 10 days after his wife gave birth to a set of male triplets in a private hospital in Abuja, after being childless for many years.