The Nigerian Federal Government has reportedly sacked lecturers in some Federal Institutions in the state.
According to the Nigeria Federal Ministry of Health the affected lecturers are contract lecturer employed between the period of October and November 2019.
According to report by Politics Nigeria the disengaged lecturers are contract lecturers cut across Federal University Wukari, Taraba State and Bayero University, Kano State.
The Ministry of Education disclosed that the action become necessary in order to address the issue of huge personnel costs that burdened the institutions.
“In October and November 2019, universities engaged so many staff; they were fraudulent about staff engagement, and a university that has 5,000 staff will say they have 7,000 staff and you have this huge personnel cost that was pushed to the universities. Virtually, most universities are guilty of this.” spokesman of the Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Goong, said.
Reacting to this the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) National President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, condemned the federal government for carrying out such a move disclosing that such act undermine the Universities Autonomy.