From Babatunde Rahman, Lokoja
The Kogi State University community was thrown into mourning mood when a lecturer in the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Kogi State University, Anyigba, Dr. Jamiu Abdullahi collapsed and died of High Blood Pressure (HBP).
It was gathered that late Dr. Abdullahi slumped in the hospital while awaiting his test result.
Family source told News Hub Mag! that the deceased could not treat himself of the ailment that eventually took his life because his salaries were being held for several months by the Kogi State Government.
News Hub Mag! also learnt that lecturers in the University last collected 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 2pm when he died,” the source said.
The corpse of the Doctor of Arabic Studies was conveyed to his country home in Iyamoye in Ijumu Local Government Area of Kogi State and has since been buried according to Islamic rites.
When contacted, the Kogi State University Public Relations Officer, Mr Jacob Edegbo confirmed the death of the lecturer. He, however, 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 check-up, before the result came out, he gave up the ghost.”
Dr Abdullahi is survived by a wife and four children.