The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God,(RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has expressed concern about the poor remuneration earned by lecturers in higher institutions of learning in Nigeria and some other countries.
Adeboye said this in a statement issued, Saturday, by Mr Toyin Adebule, the Deputy Registrar, Information, University of Lagos (UNILAG), after a visit by the management of the University to the man of God.
The RCCG GO noted that academics were great assets to national development and moulders of human lives and should therefore be well appreciated.
According to him, considering the great services they (lecturers) offer to countries, it is only natural that enough attention is paid to them.
Adeboye, a former lecturer of Mathematics at UNILAG, said lecturers all over the world were the best in the society and this should reflect in their salaries.
The cleric recently endowed a Professorial Chair in the Department of Mathematics, worth N50 million, to encourage teaching and research in the subject.
The delegation from the university was led by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics & Research), Prof. Babajide Alo, who represented the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Rahamon Bello.
Bello thanked the cleric for choosing UNILAG for the endowment and promised that its authorities would sustain the relationship.