Lagos State University Lecturer Spends Five Times His Salary On Newspaper Advert Discrediting #EndSARS Panel Report

A lecturer of the Lagos State University (LASU), Dr Abubakri Yekini says there was no “massacre” on the Lekki toll gate on October 20, 2020.

Yekini in a paid advert on ThisDay newspaper on Wednesday described the leaked report of the Lagos State Judicial Panel as pretend.

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While the advert is price about N1.9million, Nigerian professors didn’t earn greater than N416,000 as a month-to-month wage. Yekini just isn’t but a professor and will have spent roughly about 5 instances his wage on the advert.

The Justice Doris Okuwobi-led panel submitted its report back to the Lagos State Government, noting that no less than 9 individuals have been confirmed lifeless on the Lekki toll plaza when troopers stormed the tollgate to disperse EndSARS protesters on October 20, 2020.

The 309-page report acknowledged, “The atrocious maiming and killing of unarmed, helpless and unresisting protesters while sitting on the floor and waving their Nigerian flags and while singing the National Anthem can be equated to a massacre in context.” Lagos State University Lecturer Spends Five Times His Salary On Newspaper Advert Discrediting #EndSARS Panel Report 3

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who acquired the report on Monday, constituted a committee to carry ahead a White Paper throughout the subsequent two weeks to be thought-about by the Lagos State Executive Council.

However, Yekini, a lecturer on the Faculty of Law of the establishment on Wednesday put a middle unfold to debunk the report.

Sources informed SaharaReporters that the advert was about no less than N1.9million.

“N2,418,750 is the full rate with VAT and discount of 20% is N1,935,000. He must have paid something like this, depending on the discount he got which is relative.

“Negotiations’ ability and talking to the right people; so the centre spread advert costs about N1.9million after discount. But it could vary depending on who he talked to and the discount he got. Where did he get the money when it cost more than his salary to do so?”

This is coming a couple of days after Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, University of Lagos chapter, Dr Dele Ashiru, revealed that Nigerian professors didn’t earn greater than N416,000 as a month-to-month wage. Lagos State University Lecturer Spends Five Times His Salary On Newspaper Advert Discrediting #EndSARS Panel Report 4

Ashiru throughout an interview on Channels Television, acknowledged that college lecturers deserved higher welfare packages.

He stated, “No Nigerian professor earns more than N416,000 in a month as the total package. We are saying let us renegotiate this agreement so that people’s conditions of service will improve.

“As I speak to you, our members have been earning the same salary since 2009 till date. I don’t think there is any section of the Nigerian economy and society that has been so treated.

“The highest-paid professor which means that if he remains in the university system for the next 10-15 years will not earn more than the same amount he’s been earning since 2009.”

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