The Academic Staff Union Of Universities, University of Lagos Branch, has said it is set to draw the attention of Nigerians to the Federal Government’s attempt to casualise the academia.

As such, Chairman, ASUU UNILAG, Dr Dele Ashiru, said a protest rally, titled, ‘The casualisation of intellectualism in Nigeria,’ would hold today, on UNILAG campus to inform Nigerians about the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige’s position on the crisis.

All universities that are members of ASUU would also hold their protest rallies on different dates.

Meanwhile, ASUU in a statement last week condemned the attempt of the Federal Government to reduce it to casual workers, due to the half salaries its members received after it called off its strike in October.

In the statement, ASUU President, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, explained that the union suspended its eight-month strike on 14th October, 2022, in obedience to the order of the National Industrial Court and in further consideration of intervention efforts of well-meaning Nigerians, including the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila.

Source: PUNCH

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