ASUU (Academic Staff Union of Universities) has complained on how the federal Government has turned its members to farmers and taxi drivers.
ASUU has accused FG of deliberately impoverishing them by their blunt refusal to implement the Memorandum of Action signed with the union in 2020.
ASUU coordinator Lagos Zone, Comrade Adelaja Odukoya made this known to the public while addressing journalists at the end of the zonal meeting of the Union, which was held at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Odukoya, flanked by the branch chairmen from the zone, announced that the academic members “are being impoverished by the Federal Government.”
The ASUU Lagos coordinator was steel on his words that there is no going back on the planned strike action unless the government grants their demands.
He lamented poor remuneration of ASUU members, stating that the Federal government has intentionally turned lecturers into farmers and taxi drivers. His words:
“It will shock you to know that for most of us outside Lagos, we engage in farming to survive, while some of us in Lagos engage in kabukabu (tax driving) and other menial jobs because our salary can no longer take us home.
“Regrettably, with nine days to the one-year anniversary of the suspension of our last strike and signing of the 2020 MoA (Memorandum of Actions), the government has adamantly and most shamefully refused, failed and neglected to do what was freely agreed to between us.
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