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ASUU vs CONUA: Ngige Has Turned It To A Personal Fight – Jega Knocks Minister

Former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Attahiru Jega has accused the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige of embarking on a personal vendetta against the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

Jega said instead of working on how to resolve the ASUU strike which has been on since February 14, 2022, Ngige by his actions has been creating more problems.

He said the actions being taken by the federal government including the registration of the factional Congress of Nigerian Universities Academics (CONUA) to rival ASUU are simply recipes for disaster.

Naija News reports the former INEC boss made the observations on Tuesday during a programme on Arise TV.

Jega said; “Unfortunately, right now, the minister of labour is not helping matters. He has turned this into a personal quarrel between him and the minister of education on one hand and between himself and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on the other.

“While many other people are trying to find a way of addressing this situation so that students can go back to school and ASUU can go back to work, he is busy creating challenges.

“He now took the matter to the industrial court, now today, he now registered two unions and he is trying to proscribe ASUU.

“If this is allowed by this government, I think this is a recipe for disaster and it may really create more problems than it can solve on this matter of strike in the universities.”

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