Congress of Nigerian University Academics (CONUA) has been presented a certificate of registration/recognition by the federal government.
The minister of labour and employment ,Chris Ngige, who presented the certificate to CONUA on Tuesday October 4, also made it known that the registration of the Nigerian Association of Medical and Dental Academics (NAMDA) as a trade union.
Ngige revealed that the two unions would work together with ASUU.
The new evolution comes amid a strike by ASUU over the demand for increased funding for public universities, a review of lecturers’ salaries and allowances, among other issues.
As we all know, the strike has lasted for over seven months and still counting.
There is no signs that the strike will end soon because the meetings between the federal government and ASUU have not yielded any concrete result.
Meanwhile, the federal government had dragged ASUU to national industrial court before over the prolonged strike.
Despite the fact that the court had instructed the lecturers to resume, ASUU has filed an appeal seeking a stay of execution of the judgment.
As it stands now, the house of representatives leadership met with ASUU and federal government officials concerning the strike.
In a recent meeting President Muhammadu Buhari had with pro-chancellors of federal universities, promised to “make further consultations” over the strike by the lecturers.
However, ASUU has revealed that they are willing to append the strike if the federal government accepts its “minimum demands.”
Source by Six9ja.com
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