By Florence Akintola
A female teacher, identified as Yusuf Bosede Khadija, has reportedly committed suicide over unpaid salaries.
Yusuf took her own life on Teacher’s Day, October 5, 2021, at Okuhapa Obangede, in Okehi Local Government Area of Kogi State, due to her inability to feed her children.
Yusuf, until her death, was a secondary school teacher.
A Facebook user, identified as Citizen Nagaziman, who broke the news on his page, said the woman jumped into a well.
He wrote: “Your Excellency, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, in this well is one of your ‘Dearest Teachers’ you are celebrating today. She committed suicide (a) few days ago, due to hunger and depression from lack of funds to feed and take care of her children.
“She is Mrs Yusuf Bosede Khadija, from Okuhapa Obangede, Okehi local govt area of Kogi State.
“So many teachers and local government workers that don’t have children to take care of them are dying on a daily basis, most of their stories don’t make it to the media because some people are so good at hiding the truth from the public.
“Sir, I don’t have any personal issue with your person, I only wish that workers’ welfare should be paramount instead of wasting resources on things that don’t matter.
“So many people come to you with lies just to get favour. Double-check information, and do the right thing sir. The money they make you waste on presidential ambition is enough to take care of teachers and local government workers.
“Sir, we don’t rule forever and we don’t live forever. May Almighty Allah give you the wisdom to do the right thing.
“GYB, you are not doing well.”