FG Weakens ASUU, Registers Two More University Unions

In a bid to weaken the influence of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, the Federal Government, on Tuesday, registered two unions in the university system.

The unions are the National Association of Medical and Dental Academics and the Congress of Nigerian University Academics.

The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige, who spoke while presenting the certificates of registration to the two unions explained that the two bodies will exist alongside ASUU.

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ASUU has been on strike since February 14, 2022, as lecturers of public universities protest unpaid allowances and demand better welfare package from the Federal Government.

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The disagreement between the Federal Government and ASUU is yet to subside, despite the interference of the Speaker of the Federal House Of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila and members of the green chamber.

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The senate committee on finance and Budget, headed by Senator Solomon Adeola, also tried their best to solve the debacle, but also failed.

The Federal Government took ASUU to the Industrial court in September, and won, but ASUU is insisting they they have a right to appeal.

This ongoing strike will go down in history, as one of the longest, in the history of the country.


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