Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has reportedly completed and opened a mansion described as his state-of-the-art country home on Mahmoud Atta street, GRA Okene.
The Cable reports that the house warming attracted dignitaries including Abdul Rahman Ado Ibrahim, the Ohinoyi of Ebira land.
The report quoted an insider as describing the mansion as a thing of beauty.
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The report further notes that the mansion was completed and opened at a time workers in the state are groaning following many months of unpaid salary and other allowances.
A director with the state civil service recently took his own life for reportedly not being able to meet his family’s financial needs. The government confirmed that he was last paid in December 2016.
It was learnt that in August while the building was under construction, residents of the area complained that the governor converted the street entrance to his private gate.
In his reaction however, the spokesperson to the governor, Kingsley Fanwo, said Bello had made a better provision for the affected residents.
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NAIJ.com earlier reported that the leadership of the organised labour in Kogi state recently appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene over the issue of non-payment of salaries by the state government.
According to the workers, the issue has resulted to the deaths of many workers in the state. Recently, a director in the Kogi state civil service, Edward Soje, committed suic*de by hanging himself on a tree in Lokoja, the state capital.
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