The immediate past vice-president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Emmanuel Osodeke, has been elected as the new president of the union.
Mr Osodeke who is a professor of soil science at the Federal University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, was elected early on Sunday morning during a three-day conference of the union which was held at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State.
He took over from Biodun Ogunyemi, a professor of education at the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State before assuming office in 2016. Ogunyemi was the Vice-President of the union and lecturer at the Department of Curriculum Studies and Instructional Technology, Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago Iwoye. He had taken over from Dr Nasir Isa Fagge of the Bayero University, Kano.
Other members of the union who were elected alongside Mr Osodeke, were; Chris Piwuna of the University of Jos as vice president, Olusiji Sowande of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Ogun State, as treasurer while Ade Adejumo, a professor from the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, was elected as financial secretary.
A lecturer at the University of Port Harcourt, Austen Sado, was also elected as the investment secretary, Adamu Babayo from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi, was elected the union’s internal auditor while Stella-Maris Oke from Cross Rivers State University of Science and Technology, was elected as the new welfare secretary.