Dues withheld: NLC says FG rejected ASUU report

The Nigeria Labor Congress has duly knowledgeable the Minister of Labor and Employment, Chris Ngige, of the choice of the ministry’s Registrar of Commerce Unions to reject the quadrennial audited studies of the College Tutorial Workers Union, The PUNCH studies.

The PUNCH studies that ASUU has accused the federal authorities of withholding union dues for the November 2022 deregistration regardless of preliminary withholdings.

Confirming the event, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Labor and Employment, Olajide Oshundun, instructed PUNCH that the commitments had been withheld because of the failure of ASUU to submit studies.

ASUU insisted that the report be offered to the federal government.

To show his level, a member of the Nationwide Govt Council of the union made the NLC letter accessible to our correspondent on Wednesday.

In a letter dated September 22, 2022, addressed to Ngige, the NLC famous that ASUU’s efforts to submit studies had been minimize quick by officers within the ministry.

The letter signed by NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, learn partially: “We perceive that ASUU has responded to the directives of the Registrar of Unions to submit its annual monetary statements and audited accounts inside 72 hours. The annual monetary studies and audited accounts of the ASUU, in accordance with the request, had been submitted by the ASUU to the Registry of Commerce Unions, the Federal Ministry of Labor in lower than 24 hours, to be exact on 09/08/2022.

“We’re very upset that the well timed submission of annual monetary statements and audited accounts of ASUU in accordance with the directives of the Registrar of Commerce Unions was refused by the workers of the Workplace of the Registrar of Commerce Unions. Workers members revealed that they had been beneath strict directions to not settle for ASUU’s annual monetary statements and audited accounts.

“Subsequent makes an attempt to courier the union’s requested monetary paperwork had been likewise refused by the Registrar of Unions.”

The NLC argued within the letter that the quick discover given to ASUU to submit its studies at a time when there have been threats by the Registrar of Commerce Unions to withdraw the union’s certificates of registration and refusal to simply accept the identical paperwork upon submission, suggests: “a really sinister agenda able to destroy the present common concord in industrial relations in Nigeria.”

When our correspondent contacted the ministry’s spokesperson, Oshundun, relating to the contents of the NLC letter, he stated he would examine and get again to our correspondent.

He has not accomplished so on the time of submitting this report.

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