A lecturer at the Kogi State Polytechnic Mr Yakubu Nataala, slumped and died at his residence in Lokoja, Kogi State after over one year of unpaid salary by the government.
It was gathered that the residents of the area speculated that the late Nataala might have died due to his frustration over the non-payment of his salary which he last received in July 2017.
According to sources, his inability to meet up with his financial needs had been a source of concern to him.
However, the Public Relations Officer of the institution, Luke Tijan, debunked the speculations and disclosed that the lecturer, who was earlier operated upon for ruptured appendicitis, died from complication arising from the operation.
Tijani, however, confirmed that the deceased was among lecturers that had not received salaries for several months.
“Yesterday (Sunday), we lost one of our lecturers in the polytechnic. He was earlier operated upon for appendicitis. He was among some of the lecturers that had not been paid salaries due to the screening,” he said.