Count us out of strike, ASUU’s faction, CONUA declares

A faction of Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, operating under the aegis of Congress of Nigerian University Academics, CONUA, has denounced the ongoing strike by the nation’s public university lecturers. CONUA,which broke away from ASUU, has asked to be counted out of the ongoing strike, insisting that it was not part of the action that has grounded public varsities for almost six months now.

The ASUU’s factional body, in a statement, by its National Coordinator, Niyi Sunmonu, and the National Publicity Secretary, Ernest Nwoke, said it was a separate union of university academics in the country.

It condemned the ongoing strike by ASUU, saying the action which it noted, had grounded public universities in the country, was in bad faith.

According to the union, strikes by ASUU always have adverse effects on the universities, hence its position

The statement read in part:“The Congress of University Academics would like to seize this opportunity to announce its independence as a union of academic staff in Nigeria’s public universities. Being a separate and independent union, CONUA has never been part of the decision to embark on the industrial action which has paralyzed academic activities in our universities for five months now.”



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