Tragedy struck on Monday when a lecturer with the Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, Mr. Yakubu Nataala, reportedly slumped and died at his Kogi Poly quarters’ residence in Lokoja.
DAILY POST gathered that the deceased might have died due to the none payment of his salary.
He was said to have last received his salary in July 2017.
However, the Public Relations Officer of the institution, Luke Tijan told our correspondent 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.
“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.