The President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, on Thursday, says the union is losing its members to private universities due to the inability of the Federal Government to meet its demands.

Ogunyemi also said the government cannot threaten the university lecturers with court action, adding that already private universities are poaching the public universities because they can only thrive when the public universities crumble.

He said scholars are national assets which should not be allowed to be decimated.

Speaking further, the ASUU president said the union would resist any attempt by the Federal Government to elongate the process of the integrity test being conducted on the software of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution, UTAS proposed by the union.

Ogunyemi also said contrary to a statement credited to the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, on Tuesday, the integrity test being conducted on UTAS would take one week if the government is conscientious about the process.