Economic Hardship: 46 Professors, Others Die In UNIABUJA, Futminna – ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Abuja zone, expressed deep sorrow on Monday over the loss of several of its members due to economic hardship, inadequate remuneration, and unfavorable working conditions prevailing in the country.

According to ASUU, at least 46 academics have passed away in universities within the Abuja zone, including the University of Abuja, Federal University of Technology Minna, Federal University Lafia, Nasarawa State University Nasarawa, and Ibrahim Babaginda University, Lapai.

Salahu Muhammed, the Zonal Coordinator of ASUU, Abuja zone, conveyed these concerns in a statement released to the press in Abuja.

He emphasized the adverse impact of poor remuneration and working conditions on the mental and physical well-being of academic staff, noting that many have succumbed to the pressure, stress, and associated health issues.

“The loss of 46 members within universities in the Abuja zone underscores the severity of the situation,” Muhammed said.

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