Depressed Man Dies After ‘Losing’ FG Employment That Made Him Quit His Job.



A man has died of depression, months after being denied the FG employment that made him quit his job.

When the National Pension Commission (PENCOM) offered Mustapha Ajiya a letter of employment in March 2017, his joy knew no bounds. With two months left to assume duty, he resigned from his former job and started making preparations towards starting a new career. .

Then, Ajiya got a telephone call from the organisation that assumption of the new employees had been postponed indefinitely on the orders of Aisha Dahir-Umar, acting director-general of the organisation. .

The news didn’t go down well with the Zamfara indigene. He and his colleagues had written a recruitment test, done interviews and passed through screening processes from December 2016 to January 2017. .

They were finally employed. According to his colleagues, when the waiting for assumption seemed endless, Mustapha became emotionally disturbed. .

Having made several efforts to prevail on the management of PENCOM to address their plight, Mustapha slipped into depression, which took a toll on his health. He died leaving a wife and two children behind.

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