Congress of University Academics

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

This was included in the statement he released on Saturday following a meeting of the National Executive Council.

Sunmonu advised the federal government to reopen universities and to introduce the COVID-19 protocols and facilities.

He stressed that the education sector cannot continue to stagnate.

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

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”The Congress of University Academics 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 condemned the harassment of some of its members by some university administrations and other unions within the university system.

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

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“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 lauded university administrations that held meetings to promote academic staff members during the COVID-19 lockdown.

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