FG, NLC React as Lecturers Factionalise ASUU

ASUU splits, as new academic union seek stable calendar for universities

A new academic union has called for a stable university calendar to improve the quality of education at the ivory tower and enhance innovations in the system.

Addressing journalists under the aegis of Congress of University Academic (CONUA), after its first stakeholders meeting held at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, during the weekend, the National Coordinator, Dr. Niyi Sumonu, said it is time for other academia in other universities to join the union in its search for a refine academic unionism to foster quality education in the Nigerian university system.

We have only one ASUU — Wabba

……. Trade Union is established by law –NLC Secretary

The Organized Labour today denied knowledge of any splinter group in the ranks of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, declaring that there is only one ASUU recognized by law.

President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Ayuba Wabba said that there have been attempts in the past to use some individuals to cause problems in ASUU but such attempts had never succeeded.

Speaking to Vanguard on the telephone, the NLC President who is in Geneva for Labour matter said, “Such situation (splinter group in ASUU) does not exist.

On his part, the General Secretary of NLC, Comrade Emma Ugbaja said although people were entitled to form a union, the trade union laws specified steps to follow, adding that there was no information available to the NLC that there was another ASUU group in the country.

We’re not aware of any split in ASUU says FG

The federal government claimed yesterday that it was not aware of any split in the leadership of Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU even as it pledged to be neutral in dealing with the affairs of the union.

The Federal Ministry of Education, reacting to the alleged split in ASUU leadership, insisted that even as it was yet heard of any split in the union, it would remain neutral in the union’s affairs.

The Deputy Director of Press in the Ministry, Bem Goong, speaking on a telephone interview with Vanguard, said the union matters were out of government’s purview hence it cannot comment on any alleged split in it.

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