Barely few days after Judiciary staff of Kogi state resumed work from 5-month old industrial dispute with kogi state government, Magistrate court 11, Lokoja lost one of its staff, Mrs Fatimah Noah to the cold hands of death.
It was gathered that Mrs Noah, a widow, popularly known as Mama Danlandi in her working place slumped and died around 8.pm on Thursday in her residence in Lokoja, over a yet to be established illness.
An account said she resumed work on Monday with her colleagues, as JUSUN called off 5-month old strike, after National Judicial Council (NJC) resolved the trade disputes between the judiciary and kogi state government; and have been consistently be on duty without complain of any form of medical complication.
According to one of her colleague of hers, late Mama Danladi was seen on duty on Thursday without betraying any emotion of a sickness or any form of discomfort in or around her, until she closed and left for home.
A family source said since her husband died years ago, the burden of family upkeeping lies on her, but that the situation became compounded when her salary was not paid to her, for almost a year now.
“Mama Danladi who had not taken salaries for the past one year, and a widow with children in tertiary institutions, was said to have scouted for just #20,000 three days ago to address pressing need of one of her sons in the school without success”, the source stressed.
While speaking to journalists, most of her colleagues at her working place extolled her virtues of humour, and said they have lost a rare gem whose dedication to work endeared her to the high and the low at her place of work.
The remains of late mama Danladi who was born on November 18, 1973 and died may 2019 has been taken to Idah, her country home on Friday, and buried according to Islamic rites.
A source at the judiciary department posited that nothing has been seen to be done by the state government, apart from a meeting with its agents this week, adding that the seemingly lull in respect of the payment of salaries of the workers by the government since resumption from strike is causing uneasiness among the concerned workers .