Freeman Godwin, an aide to Ben Ayade, Governor of Cross River State, has threatened to commit suicide over the non-payment of his salaries since his appointment.
The incident occurred at Godwin’s office in Calabar, the state capital, as seen in a video that has now gone viral.
Freeman was among the appointees appointed by the governor in November 2020 and has not been paid since then.
According to him, he had to borrow money to carry out his documentation, adding that he also had to spend money as his wife gave birth to a baby through surgery.
He lamented that he has sold all he had to repay the loan in the hope that his salary would be paid, all to no avail.
He claimed that the state government uses its employees to undertake various projects but dumps them after the execution of the work, insisting that he is ready to die due to the government’s purported negligence.
He said: “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.
”You were not here on Tuesday (telling his colleagues). How will a man call himself a leader and he comes out from his office with what belongs to you and he will demand that you go to His Excellency the governor and collect a letter before he attends to you.
“I am ready to die in this office. I have chosen it to take my life. I lost everything. I was there living my life and they called me to make an appointment.”
Godwin was, however, stopped by his colleagues at the office when he tried to hang himself with a rope on a ceiling fan.
See the link to the video below: