Political appointees that worked for Mr. Idris Wada, former Kogi State governor say they are dying of hunger over none payment of their four months’ salary arrears.
Mr. Austin Medaiyedu spokesperson of the forum, in a statement on Tuesday, appealed to Mr. Yahaya Bello, the Kogi State Governor to pay them their outstanding salaries to enable them to cope with the current hardship.
“It is very important for the Governor to know that we have just lost one of our members, Abdulmumuni who was a former Commissioner for Science and Technology from Central Senatorial District to the cold hands of death because he could not afford to pay for his medical bills at the most critical point of his illness.
“Aside from the harvest of deaths of our members, those of us who are still alive are seriously finding it difficult to make ends meet
“Save for the timely assistance from family, friends and good Samaritans who paid for my medical bills, I almost lost my life over a very sensitive and critical Surgical Operation on my stomach at the Federal Medical Center, Lokoja.
“If the reconciliation initiatives by the Governor’s Chief of Staff are anything to go by, our FOUR Months Outstanding Salaries ought to be paid without further delay.
“The common saying that “Kogi State Belongs to All of Us” can only make sense to us if all KOGITES are treated the same way. Having served our dear state with all our hearts, we do not deserve to be neglected,” Medaiyedu stated.