The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Abuja zone, has taken a swipe on the governments of Kogi and Lagos states and their universities for their un-restrained interference in the affairs of the institutions and the wanting termination of the employments of bonafide members of the academic staff
Addressing newsmen on Monday in Abuja, the Abuja zonal coordinator, Dr. Theophilus Lagi, said it was an act of wickedness for Kogi state with a monthly revenue accruals of N8 billion to sack or owe workers salary which was just around N4.8 billion.
He further criticized the inability of the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, to pay workers salary in the state despite the huge monthly revenue of N8bn accruing to the state.
While alleging that Governor Bello refused to obey a court order to reinstate the 135 lecturers of Kogi State University, Anyingba, who were sacked about four months ago, the union described the sack of the seasoned academic staff of the state university as uncalled for, given its immediate and long term consequence.
He said “Prior to the insane mass sack of lecturers, the Kogi State University, Anyingba had academic staff strength of less than four hundred, forcing it to rely heavily on visiting and adjunct lecturers for its main academic business’’.
“This depletion in the core and regular academic staff strength means nothing but doom for all academic programmes mounted by the university.
“Academic activities in the university are currently…