Osodeke, veteran of eight-month ASUU strike, elected for second term



Emmanuel Osodeke, on Monday, emerged for a second term in office as  the National President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), after its 22nd National Delegates Conference of held at UNIJOS from May 19 to 21.

Osodeke, teacher at the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, who became popular last year, for prosecuting a nine-month-old strike of ASUU, that saw the classrooms closed for the period was making a set of demands from the Federal Government, would be in office for another term of two years.

He was elected alongside Chris Piwuna, a Consultant Psychiatrist and Associate Professor at the University of Jos, was also elected vice-president of the union, alongside other national officers of the union.

Those re-elected, included Siji Sowande (treasurer), Ade Adejumo (financial secretary), Austen Sado (investment secretary), and Adamu Babayo (internal auditor), while Aisha Bawa was also elected to replace Stella-Maris Okey as the welfare secretary of the union.

Osodeke, who was first elected in May 2021 at a similar meeting in Awka, Anambra state, recently tackled the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, describing it as the worst in the history of Nigeria in terms of education, particular tertiary studies.

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