Strike: Federal Govt to recognize ASUU rival, CONUA

Strike: Federal Govt to recognize ASUU rival, CONUA

The Federal Government will on Tuesday; present a certificate of registration to the Congress of Nigerian University Academics, CONUA a separate body of academic unions.



This was revealed in an invitation sent to reporters on Tuesday; by the Deputy Director of Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Oshundun Olajide.



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The invitation stated; that Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, will do the presentation at the Hon. Minister Conference Room, Federal Secretariat, Phase 1, Abuja by 2 pm.



CONUA, a separate body of academic unions with a presence in a few federal universities, is; led by its National Coordinator, ‘Niyi Sunmonu, a lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife.



The message by the Ministry of Labour read, “The Honorable Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige cordially invites you to; the recognition and presentation of Certificate of Registration to the Congress of Nigerian University Academics”



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It added, “Your media organisation is; invited to cover the event and strictly by invitation.”



ASUU has been; on strike since February 14 to press home its demands.




Despite a ruling by the National Industrial Court on Sept 21, 2022, ordering the university to return to work, the University lecturers have; remained adamant.



Last week, ASUU, through its lawyers, filed an appeal against the court ruling.



Meanwhile, the National Leadership of the Road Transport Employers’ Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) has called on the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to rescind his decision on the suspension of the operations of the association in the state.



The governor had last week suspended the entire operation of RTEAN and appointed a 35-member caretaker committee to run the affairs of the branch following a misunderstanding between two members of the two chapels.

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