ASUU breakaway faction CONUA to receive certificate of registration today

Chris Ngige

The Federal Government will on Tuesday present a certificate of registration to the Congress of Nigerian University Academics (CONUA), a breakaway faction of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

Minister of labour and employment Chris Ngige will present the certificate, according to an invitation sent to journalists by a spokesman of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Oshundun Olajide.

Part of the message by the ministry of labour read: “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).”

CONUA is led by its national coordinator, Niyi Sunmonu, a lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife.

The move is seen as a way of clipping the wings of ASUU after the lecturers refused to return to classes despite a court order asking them to suspend their strike.

University lecturers have been on strike since February 14.