By Seyifunmi Odunuga
Emmanuel Osodeke, A professor of Soil Science at the Federal University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State has emerged as the new President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
The immediate past Vice-President of the Union was elected President of the union during a three-day conference, which was held at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State on Sunday, May 30, 2021.
Osodeke took over from Biodun Ogunyemi, a Professor of Education at the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State whose tenure ended last week.
Other members of the union, who were elected alongside Mr. Osodeke, include 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.
Also, a lecturer at the University of Port Harcourt, Austen Sado, was elected as 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.