Another top civil servant in Kogi State, Alphonsus Ameh, has died after he was not paid his salaries since February 2016.
He was a director in the Kogi State civil service and died just two days after he was sacked by the state government.
Mr. Ameh died on New Year day of suspected heart failure from aggravated high blood pressure at the Federal Medical Center Lokoja, a family source told the Punch.
Ameh, until his death, was a Director Administration and Finance in the Kogi State Pensions Board but was suspended in February 2016 and had not been paid a dime since then.
The deceased, who hailed from Ade community in Olamaboro Local Government Area, before his death resided at Zone 8 area, opposite Science School, Lokoja, Kogi State.
A niece to the deceased who spoke on condition of anonymity to the newspaper that Ameh was among the directors and permanent secretaries that were suspended in February 2016.
The source said that Ameh, who was a Grade Level 16 officer in the Kogi State Pension Board, was not paid any salary since his suspension about two years ago.
The 61-year-old civil servant died in the early hours of Monday, two days after he officially received his sack letter on Friday, December 29, 2017.
Recall that in Otober, 2017, a director in the employ of the Kogi State public service, Edward Soje (54), who was owed 11 months salaries by Governor Yahaya Bello’s administration, committed suicide barely 10 days after his wife was delivered of a set of male triplets.
Governor is notorious in owing government workers.