A professor of Soil Science at Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike (MOUA), Victor Emmanuel Osodeke, has been elected new Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) president.

The immediate past vice president of the union got the nod yesterday during the body’s three-day conference at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State.

He succeeds Biodun Ogunyemi, a professor of Education at the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye.

Other members of the new executive committee include the vice president, Chris Piwuna of the University of Jos; Olusiji Sowande of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Ogun State (treasurer) and Prof. Ade Adejumo of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso as financial secretary.

Austen Sado of the University of Port Harcourt was elected investment secretary; Adamu Babayo from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi is internal auditor, while Stella-Maris Oke of the Cross Rivers State University of Science and Technology (CRSUST) clinched the seat of welfare secretary.

Ogunyemi is to serve the new executive committee as an ex-officio.



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