Nigeria, Jan. 22 -- The Congress of University Academics (CONUA) has appointed its national president and other members of its National Executive Council (NEC).

CONUA, a breakaway faction of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), was formally registered by the Nigerian government in October 2022 and was presented with a certificate of registration in January 2023.

The union approved the nomination of 'Niyi Sunmonu as its National President and Abdulhameed Salawu as the National Vice President.

Mr Sunmonu was the acting chairman of ASUU, OAU chapter, who became the founding national coordinator of CONUA when it was founded as a fallout of the crisis that rocked ASUU on the campus.

Members of CONUA's NEC were appointed in the ...