The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has accused the Federal Government of “dehumanising” its members by withholding their salaries while on strike.
It said the non-payment of salaries have reduced the country’s intellectuals to “beggars and nonentities”. Get loan
The union said the government has not addressed any of its demands to a “logical conclusion.” Read prepare for resumption next week – ASUU tells students.
Meanwhile, a lecturer with the University of Calabar, lamented that many lecturers have now resorted to begging due to the lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU. Quick loan
The lecturer who pleaded to be anonymous also disclosed that some lecturers have started driving taxis to survive.
“Some lecturers have gone into other jobs, some have resorted to driving bolt, Taxifyer, Uber and whatever.
“Some are more into Agriculture, while some have resorted to begging to survive.
“There are lecturers with terminal illnesses such that they can’t afford their drugs now, so they have been depending on their wives or something else.”
“The federal government is not being responsive, they can loan money to revitalize or revive NTA but not education.
“If they can take a huge amount of the country’s budget to attend to NASS members who are fewer than the number of Professors we have in this country, if the federal government can take loans to renovate NASS complex but have intentionally and consciously neglected their education sector, then ASUU is resolute on their decision. We are not going back soon.”