The federal government is set to issue a certificate of recognition to a factional trade union in the university system, the Congress of Nigerian University Academics (CONUA).
The move may not be unconnected to the decision of the federal government to clip the wing of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and checkmate it.
Recall that the union has been on strike for more than seven months now.
The certificate will be issued by Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige.
According to reports, the information through a press invitation was extended to reporters covering the sector on Tuesday.
The invitation issued by Oshundun Olajide, Deputy Director/Head Press and Public Relations of the Ministry, reads, “The Honorable Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, cordially invites you to the recognition and presentation of Certificate of Registration to the Congress of Nigerian University Academics (CONUA).
Recall also that the Federal Government, through the National Industrial Court, had ordered the striking academic staff union to return to work, a judgement that ASUU is reported to have filed an appeal against.