Nigerian universities prepared to resume, says Union


The National Coordinator, Congress of University Academics (CONUA), Niyi Sunmonu, announces its members are ready to resume work.

This was embodied in a statement he granted on Saturday after a National Executive Council meeting.

Sunmonu told the federal government to reopen universities and put in place infrastructure and COVID-19 procedures.

He emphasized that the education sector cannot go on being stagnant.

Sunmonu said COVID-19 would continue to be a threat, adding that everyone must aspire to live a normal life.

”The Union urges the government to make available everything that can help our universities to resume work as it is being done elsewhere in the world,” NAN quoted him as saying.

He denounced the harassment of some of its members by some university administrations and other unions within the university system.

Sunmonu affirmed that no amount of molestation or libeling can take the union away from the path of progressive unionism.

“Adequate measures, as far as the law and constitution of Nigeria permits, will be taken against anyone who is using intimidation or employing any other odious means to threaten our members.

The coordinator praised university administrations that held meetings to promote academic staff members during the COVID-19 lockdown.

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