A man identified as Kusuku Martins (80) has slumped and died in Jalingo, Taraba State, when he learnt that his name was omitted from government’s pension payroll.
The incident occurred last Thursday around 4pm on Barde Way, near Government House Junction.
It was learnt that the late Martins came from Gembu, Mambilla Plateau to the state capital to process his pension at the state pension board which had not been paid in the past two months.
The man went to the board to complain of the non-payment of his pension but discovered that his name was even omitted on this month’s payroll.
Thereafter, he went to the state office of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners to lodge a complaint.
But as he came out of the union office, Martins suddenly collapsed and died instantly by the roadside.
The state Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, Hassan Abubakar, confirmed the incident.
He described it as “pathetic and terrible.”