FG moves to undermine ASUU, to unveil rival union, CONUA
The Nigerian government has begun the process of deregistering the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), according to reports by Daily Trust.
The medium claimed that the Congress of Nigerian University Academics (CONUA), a breakaway faction of ASUU, has been officially registered as a trade union.
It quoted a source at the ministry of labour and employment to have revealed that the minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, will present a Certificate of Registration to the new union before the end of Tuesday.
The official explained that the move by the government is part of processes to deregister ASUU, with a view to checkmating its incessant strikes that have grounded public universities in the last 7 months.
“The minister, on behalf of the federal government will today present Certificate of Registration to the Congress of Nigerian University Academics (CONUA). With that, ASUU may cease to exist again in our universities,” the source said.
The government in September threatened to withdraw registration of ASUU as a trade union over its alleged failure to submit its audited reports as required by law in the past five years.
The Registrar of Trade Unions reportedly sent a query to the union on why its certificate of registration should not be withdrawn for running afoul the law.
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