ASUU Strike: FG To Present Certificate Of Registration To CONUA, The Breakaway ASUU Faction
The Federal Government will present a certificate of registration to the Congress of Nigerian University Academics (CONUA), a breakaway faction of ASUU, on Tuesday in an attempt to clip ASUU’s wings.
Dr. Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, will make the presentation.
This was stated in an invitation sent to reporters on Tuesday by Oshundun Olajide, Deputy Director of Press and Public Relations at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment.
CONUA, a breakaway faction of ASUU 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 (CONUA).
“The Programme is scheduled to hold as follows:
“Date: Tuesday, 4th October 2022
“Venue: Hon. Minister Conference Room, Federal Secretariat, Phase 1, Abuja.
“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.