Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment, will on Tuesday issue a certificate of recognition to a factional University union, the Congress of Nigerian University Academics (CONUA).
Congress of Nigerian University Academics (CONUA), a breakaway faction of Academic Staff Union of Universities led by Niyi Sunmonu, a lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife.
This may not be unconnected with the seven-month strike embarked by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
The information was sent through a press invitation to reporters covering the sector on Tuesday.
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).
Recall also that the Federal Government, through the National Industrial Court, had ordered the striking academic staff union to return to work, a judgement that ASUU is reported to have filed an appeal against.