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Dino Melaye Goes On His Knees, Begs Senators To Help Dying Civil Servants In Kogi State, Gets Bags Of Rice

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Dino Melaye Goes On His Knees, Begs Senators To Help Dying Civil Servants In Kogi State, Gets Bags Of Rice

 

A few days after a Director in the Kogi State Civil Service reportedly killed himself over unpaid emolument, 40 Nigerian senators have donated at least 1,260 bags of rice to Civil Servants in the State, a lawmaker said.

Kogi State is one of the many states currently owing workers’ salaries and entitlements. The senators reportedly made the donation at the instance of one of their colleagues, Senator Dino Melaye, of Kogi West (APC), who went down on his knees to beg his colleagues for their intervention.

Earlier at the plenary, Melaye had called the attention of the Senate to the suffering of civil servants in Kogi State.

Today, in my state we live in perilous time and vicissitude.

The social media and newspapers have been awash few days with unfortunate incident of a civil servant who committed suicide upon receiving information that his wife gave birth to triplets”, he said.

He is (was) being owed 11 months’ salary. Another civil servant was seen crying because he could not provide N3000 for drugs and the child died. Their salaries must be paid; pensioners must be paid. How many more people will commit suicide before Yahaya Bello pays salaries? We don’t want to see more deaths in Kogi state.”

Addressing journalists at the end of the plenary, Senator Melaye disclosed that 40 Senators had donated 1,260 bags of rice and other relief materials to ease the sufferings of the workers pending when their salaries will be paid.

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