ASUU blasts Ngige over factional groups’ registration

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has blasted the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige.

The union queried the Federal Government’s decision to register rival groups, the Congress of University Academics, and the National Association of Medical and Dental Academics as trade unions.

ASUU President, Emmanuel Osodeke, in an interview with journalist, described the development as a “plan by the Minister of Labour.”

 “For us, it (the registration) is inconsequential, let them go ahead and open the universities. Ngige is just like a child. That is our response. We have nothing to say to them,” Osodeke added.

Recall that the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, in an earlier interview with Nigerian journalists had noted that the Federal Government delayed in registering CONUA so as not to be seen as causing division among the university lecturers.