ASUU To Sue FG Over CONUA, NAMDA Registration
University Lecturers set to drag federal government to court over factional union The Congress of Nigerian Universities Academics and the National Association of Medical and Dental Academics have been registered, and the Academic Staff Union of Universities plans to challenge the Federal Government over this. This was said by ASUU’s attorney, Femi Falana, on Channels Television on Thursday. Chris Ngige, the minister of labour and employment, had given certificates of registration to CONUA and NAMDA on Tuesday. The two organisations will coexist with ASUU, according to Ngige, who spoke as he handed the certificates of registration to the two unions. In protest over unpaid allowances and an improved welfare package, public university professors have been on strike since February 14, 2022, according to news sources. Falana mentioned that the union will fight the Federal Government over the registration of the two unions in an interview with Channels Television, the principal attorney for ASUU. “ASUU will appear in court. It will be the NIC,” Falana declared. According to Newsmen, Professor Attahiru Jega, a former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, charged Ngige for complicated matters in an interview with Arise Television. He filed an appeal against the Industrial Court’s ruling, and now he has registered two unions while attempting to get ASUU banned. If this is permitted by this government, I believe it is a recipe for catastrophe and might really make the issue of strike action worse than it already is, Jega had previously stated.