Federal Government of Nigeria have been asked to reopen tertiary institutions in the country.
This development was prompted by Lecturers under the aegis of Congress of University Academics, The Punch reports.
The body CONUA, is a breakaway faction of the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
CONUA disclosed this in a press statement on Wednesday after its National Executive Council meeting held in Abuja.
‘Stop intimidation of CONUA members’ was the content of the statement, which was signed by CONUA’s National Coordinator, Niyi Sunmonu.
Lecturers are very concerned about the reopening of universities in the country.
The statement added, “The meeting called on the government to reopen universities as soon as possible as CONUA members are ready to resume work.
“It however added that everything necessary in terms of COVID-19 protocols must be put in place before reopening the universities in order to prevent students and staff from contracting the disease.
“CONUA further stated that the education sector cannot continue to stagnate, as it appears that COVID-19 would continue to be a threat and we must, in the circumstance, learn to strive to lead our normal life.
“Union thus urged the government to make available everything that can help our universities to resume work as is being done elsewhere in the world.”
CONUA also condemned alleged intimidation and harassment of some of its members by “some university administrations and some other unions within the University”.