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Federal Government Presents Certificate of Registration to Breakaway ASUU Faction CONUA

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On Tuesday, the Federal Government will deliver a certificate of registration to the Congress of Nigerian University Academics (CONUA), which is a breakaway section of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). This move is an attempt by the Federal Government to clip the wings of ASUU.

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.

The National Coordinator of CONUA, a breakaway faction of ASUU with a presence in a few federal universities, is ‘Niyi Sunmonu, a lecturer at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife.

“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,” read the message from the Ministry of Labour (CONUA).

“The Program is scheduled to take place as follows:

Date: Tuesday, 4th October 2022

Venue: Hon. Minister Conference Room, Federal Secretariat, Phase 1, Abuja.

Time: 2:00pm

“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.

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

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