BREAKING: 46 Professors, Others, Die in UNIABUJA, FUTMinna Over Hardship, ASUU Cries Out

BREAKING: 46 Professors, Others, Die in UNIABUJA, FUTMinna Over Hardship, ASUU Cries Out

  • ASUU has claimed that 46 lecturers (professors inclusive) in the Nigeria’s education system have died over a relatively short period of time
  • ASUU linked the deaths to the hardships citizens are enduring under the Bola Ahmed Tinubu administration
  • reports that Nigerians are grappling with soaring inflation, food security challenges, and high living costs journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering basic and tertiary education in Nigeria and worldwide.

FCT, Abuja - The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Abuja zone, has said no fewer than 46 professors and lecturers have died in tertiary institutions in the area — primarily due to the current hardship being experienced in Nigeria.

As reported by The Punch, the body said the lecturers' deaths can also be attributed to the poor remuneration of academics and unfavourable working conditions in the country.

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ASUU leaders seem unhappy with the current situation in Nigeria. Photo credit: House of Representatives, Federal Republic of Nigeria
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ASUU stated that the deceased lecturers are affiliated with the University of Abuja (UNIABUJA); Federal University of Technology, Minna (FUTMinna); Federal University of Lafia (FULafia); Nasarawa State University, Keffi; and the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai.

The union revealed that an eminent Professor of Fisheries, Johnson Oyero, of FUTMinna, passed away recently as a result of his inability to afford quality medical facilities.

Salahu Muhammed, ASUU coordinator, Abuja zone, disclosed this in a statement on Monday, February 19.

The Eagles Online also noted ASUU's worries.

ASUU's statement partly reads:

“It is also worthy of note that the union has lost several members during the period under review due to herculean working conditions, psychological and emotional stress, and diseases related to these conditions.
"For instance, universities in the Abuja zone have lost 46 members."

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Hardship: FG responds to call for Tinubu's resignation earlier reported that the minister of information and national orientation, Mohammed Idris, gave reasons President Tinubu will not resign despite the economic hardship facing Nigeria.

The minister, who was reacting to the call by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors on Tinubu to quit if he could not proffer solutions to the economic hardship in the country, asked the PDP to do the job they were elected to do.


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