The Congress of Nigerian Universities Academics and the National Association of Medical and Dental Academics have been registered, and the Academic Staff Union of Universities plans to sue the Federal Government over this.
This was said by ASUU’s attorney, Femi Falana, on Channels Television on Thursday.
Chris Ngige, the minister of labor and employment, had given certificates of registration to CONUA and NAMDA on Tuesday.
The two organizations will coexist with ASUU, according to Ngige, who spoke as he handed the certificates of registration to the two unions.
In order to protest unpaid allowances and demand a better welfare package from the Federal Government, professors at public universities have reportedly gone on strike since February 14, 2022, according to reports.
Speaking with Channels Television, the lead counsel to ASUU, Falana noted that the union would sue the Federal Government over the registration of the two unions.
“ASUU is going to court. It is going to be the NIC,” Falana said.
It was reported that a former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Attahiru Jega, in an interview with Arise Television also accused Ngige of complicating matters.
“He took the matter to the industrial court and the decision has been appealed by ASUU and now, he has registered two unions while trying to proscribe ASUU. If this is allowed by this government, I think it is a recipe for disaster and it may really create more problems than it can solve on this matter of strike action,” Jega had said.