Kogi State University, Anyingba, has been rocked with the death of one of its academic staffs. The deceased, a lecturer in the department of Arabic and Islamic studies, Dr. Jamiu Abdullahi has died of High Blood Pressure (HBP). According to the report gathered, the university lecturer slumped and died in the hospital while awaiting his test result.
A relative of Dr. Abdullahi said he 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. His family couldn’t take him to a better hospital because of lack of funds. The deceased is also said to be short of funds because of the unpaid salaries. It was also disclosed that the lecturers in the university last collected their salaries in February 2019.
As a result of lack of funds, he couldn’t buy the drugs prescribed for him by his doctor and his family as well couldn’t raise any amount. His condition became critical thereafter, leading to his death. The corpse of the university lecturer was conveyed to his hometown in Iyamoye in Ijumu Local Government Area of Kogi State. He has since been laid to rest according to Islamic rites.
The university authority has also confirmed the death of the doctor of Arabic and Islamic studies. It was however said that his death has nothing to do with unpaid salaries even though he was said to be sick for some time. He finally gave up the ghost before his result came out while at the hospital for a check-up, the university through its Public Relation Officer disclosed.
The Kogi-born lecturer, Dr. Abdullahi is survived by a wife and four children.