The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige is expected to issue a certificate of recognition to a factional trade union in the university system, the Congress of Nigerian University Academics (CONUA).
This was contained in an invitation sent to reporters on Tuesday by the Deputy Director of Press and Public Relations at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Oshundun Olajide.
CONUA is a union for lecturers across the nation’s universities and it is led by a lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Niyi Sunmonu.
The group was established in 2018 at the Osun state-based university.
It is not clear what the implication of recognising the body will be on the seven-month industrial action by the Academic Staff Union Of Universities (ASUU).
However, the Federal government in September had 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 year.
Source: Channels TV