Outrage As Gov Yahaya Bello Unveils His New Mansion Amid Complaints By Kogi Workers

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Nigerians React, Kogi Workers Groan As Gov Yahaya Bello Unveils His New Mansion In Style

There was outrage on social media on Thursday as photos emerged of a state-of-the-art building said to belong to the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello.

TheCable reports that the state governor completed and commissioned the mansion, which is located along Mahmoud Atta street, GRA in Okene.

It was gathered that the house warming attracted dignitaries including Abdul Rahman Ado Ibrahim, the Ohinoyi of Ebira land, while an insider was quoted to have described the mansion as “a thing of beauty.”

The house commissioning comes at a time in the state when workers are groaning following many months of unpaid salary and other allowances.

In October, 360nobs had reported that a director with the state civil service committed suicide by hanging himself on a tree for reportedly not being able to meet his family’s financial needs.

This news outlet on October 21, 2017 quoted NAN as saying that the deceased, Edward Soje, took his life barely 10 days after his wife of 17 years gave birth to a set of male triplets in a private hospital in Abuja – with the couple reported to have been childless before then.

The Grade Level 16 Officer in the Kogi State Teaching Service Commission, who hails from Ogori town in Ogori -Magongo Local Government area of the state, was being owed 11 months’ salary arrears as at the time he took his life.

Although, Bello had recently promised to pay all the salary and pension arrears of serving and retired civil servants in the state before the end of the year, tracing the genesis of the delay in the payment to the huge debts which he claimed that his administration inherited from the immediate past administration, but some Nigerians seem unhappy following the house commissioning.

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