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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has responded to the Federal Government’s decision to recognize the Congress of University Academics (CONUA), a breakaway faction of the union.
Naija News had previously reported that CONUA received a certificate of recognition and registration from the Federal Government on Tuesday.
The certificate was presented to CONUA leadership by Chris Ngige, Minister of Labor and Employment, in the ministry’s Conference Room, Federal Secretariat, Phase 1, Abuja.
In response to the Federal Government’s decision to recognize CONUA, the ASUU stated that the government led by President Muhammadu Buhari is chasing shadows.
In an interview with the Daily Sun, representatives of the ASUU stated that the Federal Government’s actions do not affect them and that the union is unmoved.
Adelaja Odukoya, the ASUU Coordinator in Lagos State, described the government’s actions as “simply shadow chasing.”ignoring ringworm and leaving leprosy behind.Nothing else, nothing else at all.”
Odukoya said, “Interesting, he who asserts must prove,” in response to the claims that CONUA has members in seventeen universities.
“In Nigeria, how many public universities do you have?”
Odukoya claims that the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) exist in Nigeria and that the ASUU is unconcerned about the recognition.
Odukoya inquired, “Is the government interested in negotiation or award?” when discussing what would occur if the Federal Government began negotiations with CONUA.
Adebayo Oni, a former chairman of the ASUU and now of the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB), characterized the Federal Government’s decision to approve CONUA as a futile exercise.
“Let us wait and see how the event unfolds,” he said.That’s fine.Allow them to depart first.
He added that ASUU is unconcerned about CONUA’s recognition.
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