Ondo House of Assembly
By James Sowole
Ondo State House of Assembly has said it would wade into the lingering crisis between members of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) and Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools (ASUSS).
The two unions had been embroiled in crisis over who controls the affairs of teachers in the state.
The rivalry between the two labour unions came to the fore again recently at this year teacher’s day celebration when secondary school teachers walked out of the venue over non recognition of their leaders.
However, Chairman of the state House of Assembly Committee on Education, Hon. Jumoke Akindele, said the Assembly was going to resolve the crisis between the two unions.
She appealed to the leadership of the two unions to embrace peace and work together as one body.
Akindele said the Assembly would soon summon the leadership of the two labour groups to on how best to address the lingering crisis as well as how to ensure that they worked harmoniously.
She opined that there could be no development in an environment of rancour and enmity.
“What happened between members of the Nigeria Union of Teachers and Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools (ASUSS) during the last Teachers’ Day celebration was not encouraging. We want to ensure that such doesn’t repeat itself again. The house is going to wade into the crisis between the two unions because there can be no peace in an environment of rancour,” she said.