The federal government has presented a certificate of registration to the Congress of Nigerian University Academics (CONUA).
Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, presented the certificate to CONUA on Tuesday.
CONUA is a breakaway faction of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
Ngige also presented a certificate of registration to the National Association of Medical and Dental Academics (NAMDA).
The development comes amid a strike by ASUU over the demand for increased funding for public universities, a review of lecturers’ salaries and allowances, among other issues.
ASUU has been on strike since February 14 to press home its demands.
Despite a ruling by the National Industrial Court on Sept 21, 2022 ordering the university to return to work, the University lecturers have remained adamant. In its ruling, the court had ordered the lecturers to resume, but ASUU has filed an appeal seeking a stay of execution of the judgment.
ASUU has said it is willing to suspend the strike if the federal government accepts its “minimum demands”.