If nothing unexpected happens, Chris Ngige, the minister of labor and employment, will grant a certificate of recognition to the Congress of Nigerian University Academics, a rival trade union within the university system (CONUA).
The move, according to information obtained by DSMEDIA24, might not be unrelated to the Academic Staff Union of Universities’ (ASUU) protracted strike, which has lasted more than seven months.
Our reporter gathered the information through a press invitation extended to reporters covering the sector on Tuesday.
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, according to the invitation sent out by Oshundun Olajide, Deputy Director/Head Press and Public Relations of the Ministry (CONUA).
Recall that the Academic Staff Union had been on strike when the Federal Government, acting through the National Industrial Court, ordered them to resume work; ASUU is said to have appealed that ruling.