Lecturers React to Ngige’s comment on their Usefulness

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Lecturers React to Ngige’s comment on their Usefulness

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Benin chapter has carpeted the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, over a comment that lecturers who should have been busy researching a cure for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were at ‘home playing Ludo, draft and other games.’

The union’s reaction was contained in a press statement entitled “Re: Unscrupulous officiously and brazen violation of the laws of the land by the office of the Accountant-General of the Federation”, signed by its Chairman, Monday Joy Omoregie and the secretary, Dr Fabian Chukwugozie Amaechina, made available to journalists in Benin.

‘It is important to briefly comment on the statement of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, to the effect that “it is immoral and despicable for those who should be conducting research as Nigerians for the discovery of new drugs and medical equipment that will be used during COVID 19 period to say that they are at home playing Ludo and draft and other games.

Read more: https://www.sunnewsonline.com/asuu-carpets-minister-of-labour-ngige-over-comment/

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