The Academic Staff Union of Universities, on Tuesday, lamented that the Federal Government has turned its members to farmers and taxi drivers.

The ASUU accused the Federal Government of a deliberate attempt at impoverishing university lecturers by its blunt refusal to implement the Memorandum of Action signed with the union in 2020.

The coordinator of ASUU Lagos Zone, Comrade Adelaja Odukoya stated this while addressing journalists at the end of the zonal meeting of the Union, held at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Abeokuta, Ogun State.Odukoya, flanked by the branch chairmen from the zone, said academic members “are being impoverished by the Federal Government.”

The Union tackled members of the National Assembly for earning between N1.5million and N1.3million monthly to the detriment of professors with N416, 000 monthly take-home.

The ASUU Lagos coordinator declared that there is no going back on its planned strike action unless the government meets with its demands.He lamented poor remuneration of ASUU members, saying the Federal government has turned lecturers into farmers and taxi drivers.

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