Federal Government strikes again! Fresh tori wey dey reach us from the shores of Federal Government, the news as gathered from Vanguard and Daily post.
Today on the 4th of October, the Minister for Labour and Employment in the country, Chris Ngige, is set to issue a certificate of registration to a new factional trade union of Universities, the Congress of Nigerian University Academics (CONUA), thereby endorsing them to commence operations as a union, first of which is mobilizing lecturers under them back to classrooms to commence lectures.
A letter of invitation was sent to news media issued by the Deputy Director of Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Oshundun Olajide, asking them to be present at the event and to cover the course of things; the invitation read thus,
“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 Nigeria University Academics (CONUA).”
This looks like a fat slap across the cheeks of ASUU as this faction of lecturers breaks away from ASUU. The Union is led by a lecturer from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Niyi Sunmonu, who serves as the National Coordinator. What was ASUU’s initial fight?
It was for the Federal Government to replace the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS) with the UTAS. The Federal Government remains adamant, and ASUU has been relentless. Now FG pulls a fast one on them with this development.
The question now is, ASUU BREAKING NEWS: ASUU Calls the Bluff of FG; Says FG Is Capping
these lecturers involved in CONUA, what was the motive behind their forming this association? Were they thinking of the Nigerian students or perhaps their own convenience? And most of all, what happens to ASUU now? What happens to all the lecturers and universities still under ASUU?
Recall that the Court of Appeal will hear the case filed against the court order by the Academic Staff Union of Universities toda. This was gathered from some inside gist gotten from the continuous negotiations and meetings between the House of Representatives led by Femi Gbajabiamila, the speaker, and the Union.
The Union had filed 14 grounds for appeal against the ruling of the NUC on the 23rd of September, 2022, showing the Federal Government that they are not relenting until they get what they have been fighting for.
What gangan is FG trying to prove? Because koyemi, your thoughts, please?
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