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.