Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, have re-elected Professor Emmanuel Osodeke unopposed as their National President to steer the affairs of the union for another two years.
The union members also re-elected Chris Piwuna, a Consultant Psychiatrist and Associate Professor in the College of Medicine, University of Jos, as Vice President.
Both men 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.
At the meeting, ASUU had expressed hope that the incoming administration of Senator Bola Tinubu would resolve the outstanding issues, which led to series of strikes.
He added: “It is our hope that the incoming administration will consider all the issues and resolve them comprehensively for the benefit of the Nigeria University System and Nigeria as a country”.
He saluted the resilience of members and their families in the face of an unequalled regime of onslaught against th union, adding, “the despicable efforts to annihilate ASUU brought out the best in us and reinforced the aphorism: A people united cannot be defeated.