Ngige is set to issue a registration certificate to an ASUU faction today.
Newsone understands that the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, barring any unforeseen circumstances, is set to issue a certificate of recognition to a factional trade union in the university system, the Congress of Nigerian University Academics (CONUA).
This online news platform understands that the plan to issue a registration certificate to an ASUU faction, CONUA today, may not be unconnected with the lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) which has spanned more than seven months.
The development was obtained through a press invitation extended to journalists covering the sector on Tuesday, October 4, 2022.
The invitation issued by Oshundun Olajide, Deputy Director/Head Press and Public Relations of the Ministry, 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).
Meanwhile, Newsone Nigeria recalls that the Federal Government, through the National Industrial Court, had ordered the striking academic staff union to return to work, a judgment that ASUU is reported to have filed an appeal against.