A Nigerian man identified as Freeman Godwin, reported to be an aide to the Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade, has threatened to commit suicide over non-payment of his salary.
According to Freeman, he has not been paid a single salary since he was appointed.
In the video posted by one Phylo Modlin Odu, the man is heard screaming and lamenting his woes to two men in an office as they tried to calm him down.
According to the University of Calabar graduate, he was doing his business when they called to give him appointment.
Godwin claimed that he had to borrow money to do documentation for the job yet he has not been paid, adding that his wife delivered a baby through cesarean section.
He decided to end it all by saying that when it was time for work, they (The government) will use you and then dump you with so many gimmicks and excuses.
He was stopped by his colleagues at the office on Monday in Calabar when he tried to hang himself with a rope on a ceiling fan as seen in the 2 minutes,47 seconds video.
“When the time reaches for work, they will use you and dump you. Now they throw you here and there as if you are nobody. ” I will die for this government. They play me up and down, sending me here and there. I am ready to die now,” he said.
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— Laila Ijeoma | Lailasnews.com (@LailaIjeoma) February 23, 2021