NLC warns FG over withdrawal of ASUU license

Amidst deregistration of Educational employees Union of Universities (ASUU) by the federal authorities, the Nigeria Labour Congress has warned in opposition to reported strikes by the Federal Authorities to withdraw the registration licence of the union over non-submission of its audited monetary returns for over 5 years.

Whereas dismissing the claims that ASUU had not submitted its audited monetary returns to the Registrar of Commerce Unions for over 5 years as required by the regulation, the NLC insisted that the union had submitted its monetary experiences as much as 2021.

Reacting to media report that the Federal Authorities could withdraw ASUU’s registration due to the alleged infractions, the NLC alleged that ASUU submitted its monetary experiences twice, however had been intentionally rejected.

Within the letter to the Registrar of Commerce Unions and copied the Minister of Labour and Employment, NLC President of NLC, Ayuba Wabba, warned in opposition to strikes to deregister or withdraw ASUU’s registration licence.

The NLC within the letter dated September 2022, mentioned, “We perceive that ASUU has responded to your question to submit its Annual Monetary Report and Audited Accounts inside 72 hours. ASUU responded to the question via their letter dated September 9, 2022.

“Within the letter, the union posited that it had submitted the Annual Monetary Returns and Audited Accounts for 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. ASUU additionally averred that the union has now rendered the account for 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 as at September 9, 2022.

“We perceive that as a result of disruptions occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic, the union was unable to fill these experiences instantly the monetary paperwork had been ready and obtainable for submitting. We additionally perceive that whatever the COVID-19 disruptions, the union had paid for statutory required filling charges.”

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