The federal government has presented a certificate of registration to the Congress of Nigerian University Academics (CONUA).
Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen Chris Ngige, who, yesterday in Abuja, presented the certificate of registration to the new unions, noted that a good number of lecturers in the public university system who does not share in the models, objectives and modus of ASUU have long indicated interest to resume classes while negotiations continue with government.
The strike has lasted for over seven months.
Meetings between the federal government and ASUU have not yielded any concrete result that signifies that the strike will end soon.
CONUA is led by its National Coordinator, ‘Niyi Sunmonu, a lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
The presentation of the certificate came amidst the lingering strike by ASUU which had led to a closure of federal and state universities in the country.