Asuu president Biodun Ogunyemi (file image courtesy: NAN)

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has begun talks to bring a breakaway group known as the Congress of University Academics (CONUA) back into the fold.

ASUU National President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, made this known on Wednesday in Ibadan, Oyo State.

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According to Ogunyemi, “senior comrades are intervening in the matter and there are people talking to both sides”.

Ogunyemi, who did not disclose the names of the officials involved, said the universities still had the majority of their lecturers in ASUU.

Concise News reports that the 41-year-old ASUU split with the emergence of CONUA, having lecturers drawn from five universities, after the formation of the new union was announced in Ile-Ife on Saturday.

The lecturers, who unveiled the new union, were from the Federal University, Lokoja, Kwara State University, Ambrose Ali University Ekpoma, Federal University, Oye-Ekiti and OAU.

Ogunyemi said that ASUU was intact and still controlled the majority of lecturers at OAU and other four universities.