Yahaya Bello PDP donates bags of rice to workers in Kogi

This is coming after Senator Dino Melaye and some lawmakers in the National Assembly donated bags of rice to the workers.

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi state has donated bags of rice to workers in Kogi state.

Bode Ogunmola, the spokesman of the PDP, made this known to Daily Post on Saturday, October 28, 2017.

This is coming after Senator Dino Melaye and some lawmakers in the National Assembly donated bags of rice to the workers.

Recently, a top civil servant in Kogi state killed himself over the non-payment of salaries.

The PDP, in a statement also said “Soje, a Director with the Teaching Service Commission, TSC, was victim of government’s policy of non-payment of salaries.

“It is sad that rather than admitting it’s cross failure and abysmal policy direction, government has elected to dance on Soje’s grave. In Africa we value life so much, that we refrain from speaking ill of the dead.

“The only thing his employers has done is to accuse him of falsifying his age and to arrogantly declare that Soje continue to receive his pay till December 2016.

“Whether Soje was owed 8 months as claimed by his employer or 11 months as reported in the media or even 21 months as is the case of many workers, the rock bottom truth is that he was frustrated and decided to end it all.

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“We call on the Governor Yahaya Bello’s administration to put a human face on its policies and pay all workers their entitlements without further delays.

“Our fear is, there may be other Soje’s out there who may be planning to end it all because of lack of payment of salaries. Governor Bello should not allow this painful death to be in vain”.

Meanwhile, the Kogi state government has said that Mr. Edward Soje, the late civil servant, did not commit suicide because of the non-payment of his salary.

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