A Kogi polytechnic lecturer Mr. Yakubu Nataala, reportedly slumped and died at his Kogi Poly quarters’ residence in Lokoja over non-payment of his salary.
The Kogi Polytechnic lecturer who received his last salary in July 2017, was reportedly operated upon as a result of ruptured appendicitis. Public Relations Officer of the institution, Luke Tijani who debunked claims that the lecturer died over non-payment of his salary, said he died as a result of complications arising from the appendicitis operation.
Tijani however confirmed that the deceased was among lecturers who have not received salaries for several months.
“Yesterday, we lost one of our lecturer in the Polytechnic. Contrary to information that went viral, he never slumped and died but was earlier operated upon of appendicitis.
“He was among some of the lecturers that has not been paid salaries due to the screening exercise,” the PRO noted.