Emmanuel Osodeke has been re-elected National President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) for another two years.
University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) ASUU chairman, Christian Opata, who confirmed this, said the election held yesterday during the 22nd National Delegates’ Conference held at the University of Jos (UNIJOS), from May 19 to 21.
“Yes, it’s true. I just left the meeting. He was not the only one. All the principal officers who served with him were also re-elected except one,” Opata said.
Chris Piwuna, a consultant psychiatrist and associate professor at the University of Jos, was elected vice-president of the union.
Other re-elected national officers are Siji Sowande (treasurer); Ade Adejumo (financial secretary); Austen Sado (investment secretary), and Adamu Babayo (internal auditor).
Aisha Bawa was also elected to replace Stella-Maris Okey as welfare secretary.
Osodeke was first elected ASUU president in May 2021. He is a lecturer at the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State.
Under him, ASUU embarked on eight-month strike in 2022 to demand more funding of universities and improved welfare for lecturers.