By Appolos Christian
The Federal Government through the Ministry of Labour and Employment has withdrew the Certificate of Registration of the Agricultural and Allied Employees Union of Nigeria (AAEUN), which automatically amounts to nonexistence of the Union.
In compliance with a court order APP.NO.CA/L/92/10, Suit No. FHC/L/CS/311/2009, prior to issuance of a new certificate in the name of Agricultural and Allied Union of Nigeria (AAEUN).
According to a letter from the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, and addressed to the General Secretary of AAWUN, FG declined recognition of both AAEUN and AAWUN as a result of the court judgement.
Signed by the Director, Trade Union Services and Industrial Relations, Mrs. O. U. Akpabio on behalf of the minister, the letter read: “I am directed to refer to the above mentioned Suit and Appeal Court Judgment involving your union and to inform you that the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, pursuant to its statutory mandate of ensuring a peaceful industrial relations climate, and especially in compliance with the consent judgement as referred to above has decided as follows;
“The Ministry forthwith declines recognition of both the Agriculture and Allied Employees Union of Nigeria (AAEUN) and the Agriculture and Allied Workers Union (AAWUN) factions as unions in the Agriculture Sector.