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FG Splits ASUU, Approves Two Breakaway Factions

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The Federal Government has approved the registration and certification of two breakaway factions of ASUU.

The unions are the National Association of Medical and Dental Academics (NAMDA) and the Congress of Nigerian University Academics (CONUA).

The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige, explained that the two bodies will coexist with ASUU.

Ngige had, through the Deputy Director of Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Oshundun Olajide, sent an invitation to reporters.

The invitation by the Ministry of Labour reads: “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.

“Time: 2:00pm

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

CONUA currently boasts of presence in a few federal universities and is led by its National Coordinator, ‘Niyi Sunmonu, a lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife.

ASUU embarked on industrial action on February 14 to push for an improved academic environment and the welfare of…

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