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Worker Commits Suicide

May 12, 2016
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Government worker commits suicide for this unbelievable reason


A civil servant in Abia state in the south-eastern part of Nigeria has killed himself after registering his hopelessness in the government as well as his inability to continue to care for his family.

Simply recognised as De Nwankwo, the staff of the state ministry of Lands and Survey, according to African Examiner, alleged that he was being owed salary for four months. This made life difficult for him, the note he left behind indicated.

File photo of man who committed suicide

“I have no other place to go, no hope, nothing to give to my children to eat and no salary for the past four months, I am sorry I have to do this,” the short note, which is now with the Ehimiri Police Station, reads.

The deceased, in his 50s, took his own life on Sunday after his wife and three of his four children left for church. They only returned to meet his body hanging in the family’s living room.

It was learnt that Nwankwo was always going from friends to family members begging for financial and other assistance just to keep his family alive.

It was learnt that the body has been deposited at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Umuahia, the state capital.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Abia state, Ezekiel Udeviotu, could not confirm the incident as he said the case had not been reported.

An analysis carried out by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) recently revealed that most of the states that received bailout funds from the federal government diverted the money for other means.

Twenty-three states received bailout fund from the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to pay the salaries of their workers out of 27 that applied from the Central Bank of Nigeria.

Vanguard reported that in the analysis signed by the commissioner for public enlightenment of ICPC, the investigation was carried out by the agency in conjunction with the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC).

The breakdown revealed that most of the states that claimed to owe their workers’ salaries lied while others failed to pay workers and diverted it to other use.

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    Murder by government is more accurate.