Our salaries stagnated for 15 years – ASUU 

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Benin zone, has decried the non-review of members’ salaries from 2009 to day, declaring that the development was “inhuman, wicked and an invitation to industrial disharmony.”

The Benin zonal coordinator of the union, Prof. Monday Igbafe, who disclosed this to journalists, expressed concerns that the governments were busy reviewing other workers’ salaries leaving those of lecturers.

Igbafe added that the last time lecturers’ salaries were increased was at the time dollar to naira was exchanging for N120. 

“It is better imagined to note that what a Professor at bar earns in today’s Nigeria is about $400 per month which is a scandalous under-valuation of scholars. 

“To continue to remain on the same salary regime for 15 years without review is not only wicked and inhuman but also an invitation to resistance/industrial disharmony.

“It is not only sad but also provocative to note that the government as we speak is not moved by the several clarion calls and efforts by our union to get it to attend to these issues. 

“By its action to ignore the union on these contending issues, the government is begging our union to proceed on strike,” he said.


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