‘My Daughter Didn’t Die Because of Money, I Was Paid,’ Says Kogi Civil Servant
Posted On Oct 27, 2017
A Kogi State Civil Servant who recently lost his daughter to the cold hands of death, Emmanuel Omeiza Adubazi has pleaded with the members of the public to desist from attributing his loss to non-payment of salaries in the state.
Adubazi who worked with Okene Local Government Education Authority and retired about two weeks ago, gave the warning in an interview with newsmen on Friday, in response to stories making the rounds on social media which linked the death of his 19 year old daughter to lack of money caused by non-payment of salaries.
“My late daughter, Judith Ize Adubazi was a sickle cell patient before she died on Wednesday, and I made sure she had all the care money could buy,” he said.
He added that Late Judith was overwhelmed by the disease, and admitted in the hospital where they spent over two months before she passed on.
“Before my retirement on the 7th October 2017, my salary was up to date, and the last I got was July. My daughter did not die because I was in lack. I know I’m not buoyant, but I did my best with my family to treat my daughter. So, I think I deserve the respect of whoever is spreading false stories about my family,” he said.
Also speaking, the brother to the deceased, Paul Adubazi who said his attention was drawn to the story being circulated on social media, warned the public to stop using his family’s grief to score cheap political points.
“She died three days ago, and it is a trial moment for us in the family. It is shocking that even my friends on social media are also in this business of falsehood, and on my part, this must have to stop,” he said.