The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Federal University of Technology Minna Chapter, has warned the Federal Government against treating its members as casual workers.
The Chairman of the union, Gbolahan Bolarin made this known during a protest in Minna on Friday, describing the payment of half salaries to university lecturers as demeaning.
“Our members were paid for the number of days they had worked and this is unfortunate and demeaning to us,” he said.
“FUT Minna has resolved to reject in totality the reduction of Nigerian scholars to casual workers and attempts by the minister of labor and employment to destroy our public universities under any guise. We will not allow Chris Ngige to ridicule us because Nigerian lecturers are among the best in the world,” Bolarin added.
Speaking further, he noted that the half salary paid to lectures was an insult to academia, and Nigeria.
Bolarin said the Federal Government was pushing lecturers to a point where the aggression would be shifted to innocent students, adding that the union would do everything to resist the plans of government.