The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, says a large number of its members are leaving the country to pursue their careers abroad following the prolonged industrial action.
Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, the national president of the union, disclosed this on Thursday while speaking to journalists at the Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile-Ife, Osun State.
He complained that the Federal Government seized salaries of the striking lecturers because they embarked on strike, saying such does not happen anywhere in the world.
He said, “We don’t have a certain statistic but a large number of our members have moved out of the country not because they hate this country but because of the way they are being treated.
“There’s no country in the world where their academics will go on strike and you think the best weapon is to seize their salary”.
ASUU shutdown public universities on February 14 over the inability of the Federal Government to implement previous agreements both parties entered into.