The family of a lecturer in the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Kogi State University (KSU), Anyigba, Dr Jamiu Abdullahi who died of High Blood Pressure (HBP) has blamed Governor Yahaya Bello‘s non-payment of salaries for the death of the educator.
Concise News gathered that Late Dr Abdullahi slumped in the hospital while awaiting his test result.
A family source told Daily Post that the deceased could not treat himself of the ailment that eventually claimed his life because his salaries were being held for several months by the Kogi State Government.
This online news medium also learnt that lecturers in the university last received their salaries in February 2019.
“The family of the deceased could not take him to a better hospital because of lack of fund. The deceased had nothing in his account as he has not been regularly paid by the State government.
“It is unfortunate that the drug that was prescribed for him by his doctor could not be bought because we could not raise anything. And the situation got worsened yesterday at about 2 pm when he died,” Daily Post quotes the source as saying.
The corpse of the Doctor of Arabic Studies was conveyed to his countryhome in Iyamoye in Ijumu Local Government Area of Kogi State and has since been buried according to Islamic rites.
When contacted by Daily Post, the Kogi State University Public Relations Officer, Jacob Edegbo confirmed the death of the lecturer.
However, he said his death has nothing to do with unpaid salaries.
According to him, ”Late Dr Abdullahi has been sick for some time. When he went to the hospital for a check-up, before the result came out, he gave up the ghost.”
Dr Abdullahi is survived by a wife and four children.