Professor Emmanuel Osodeke has been re-elected as the national president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) for another two years tenure.
Chris Piwuna, a consultant psychiatrist and associate professor at the University of Jos, was also elected vice-president of the union.
They were re-elected during their 22nd National Delegates Conference of ASUU which was hosted by the University of Jos, Plateau State between May 19 and 21, 2023.
Other National Officers of ASUU who were also re-elected during the conference include Prof. Siji Sowande (Treasurer); Prof. Ade Adejumo (Financial Secretary); Dr Austen Sado (Investment Secretary); Dr Adamu Babayo (Internal Auditor) and Dr Aisha Bawa who replaced Dr Stella-Maris Okey as the Welfare Secretary.
The election took place during the 22nd national delegates conference of the union held at UNIJOS from May 19 to 21.
Osodeke, a lecturer at the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, in Abia state, was first elected president of the union in May 2021 during ASUU’s national delegates conference held in Awka, Anambra state.
Under him, ASUU embarked on eight-month strike in 2022 to demand more funding of universities in the country and improved welfare for lecturers.
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