‘ASUU has outlived its relevance,’ Ngige defends registration of CONUA, NAMDA

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, on Friday defended the registration of Congress of Nigerian College Teachers (CONUA) and Nationwide Affiliation of Medical and Dental Teachers (NAMDA) as two new college unions.

The Federal Authorities registered CONUA and NAMDA on Tuesday in a bid to cut back the affect of ASUU within the nation’s varsities.

The 2 tutorial unions broke away from ASUU over the continued strike within the universities.

Ngige, who featured in a Channels Tv Programme, Politics Immediately, additionally downplayed the relevance of ASUU.

He added that the registration of CONUA and NAMDA was inside his jurisdiction.

The minister additionally described as “out of style” the method utilized by the putting college lecturers to press residence their calls for.

He argued that the brand new unions are eligible to all privileges loved by different commerce unions within the nation.

He, subsequently, dared the putting lecturers to method the courtroom if they’re uncomfortable with the federal authorities’s resolution.

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Ngige stated: “CONUA individuals have been accusing me of being a pal to ASUU. I used to be doing the proper factor. They submitted their software in 2019, accusing ASUU of being undemocratic in its actions. Additionally they stated that they’re stifled as a result of they don’t understand how elections are carried out in ASUU. They made some factors.

“In order that they put extra stress on me. I exercised my energy below the Commerce Union Act. ASUU can go to courtroom if angered by the brand new growth. The brand new unions have been registered due to their peculiarities. And so they have stated they’re no strikers and that they’d enhance the system with a brand new method.”

On the autonomy of universities, he famous that the federal authorities has at all times supported the autonomy of varsities one hundred pc.

“No selective autonomy concerned. ASUU has members in key positions within the establishments. They affect the appointment of VCs, DVCs and others”, the minister concluded.

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