A lecturer in the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Kogi State
University, Anyigba, Dr Jamiu Abdullahi has died of High Blood Pressure
(HBP)

DAILY POST gathered that, Late Dr Abdullahi slumped in the hospital while awaiting his test result.

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Family
source told our correspondent 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.

DAILY POST 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,” he 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.

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