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ASUU Elects Emmanuel Osodeke As President by ijustdey: 2:29pm On May 30, 2021
The immediate past vice-president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Emmanuel Osodeke, has emerged as the new president of the union.

Mr Osodeke, a professor of soil science at the Federal University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, was elected early Sunday morning during a three-day conference of the union which held at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State.

He took over from Biodun Ogunyemi, a professor of education at the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State.

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.

Mr Ogunyemi will continue to serve in the new executive committee as an ex-officio, apparently to guide the new leadership.


I’m back to the classroom

Meanwhile, Mr Osodeke’s predecessor, Mr Ogunyemi, described his two-term tenure of office as a period of service to the nation.

Speaking on the phone with PREMIUM TIMES on Sunday, Mr Ogunyemi thanked the union and his colleagues for the support and encouragement.

He said whatever that was achieved during his tenure was a product of team work, and urged the successors to continue the tradition.

“Sure, I’m returning to the classroom to continue to do our own bit towards the development of this nation.”

Earlier on Friday, in his valedictory speech at the conference as reported by Punch Newspaper,Mr Ogunyemi highlighted some of the union’s activities including successes and challenges recorded within the last five years of his administration.

The tenure of office for elected ASUU leadership is a period of two years and Mr Ogunyemi spent two terms of four years. His tenure was, however, elongated by the dangerous Coronavirus pandemic which paradises activities for almost one year globally.

He said, “At a point of departure, we must place on record that COVID-19 did not spare our campuses. Many of our infected members had had to combat the COVID attack with resources from colleagues and other people of goodwill because their salaries and emoluments, as well as the union’s check-off deductions, were either withheld by the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation over the rejection of the discredited Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System.

“Our other comrades suffered the same fate in the hands of overzealous State University Vice-Chancellors and Visitors. As a matter of fact, we lost at least 30 members.”

He, however, said the union, in the last three years, has enjoyed tremendous goodwill from quarters he said were too numerous to mention.

Mr Ogunyemi said: “Despite being a government official, the Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund has never denied his training in ASUU and the role played by the Union in midwifing the intervention agency.

“The Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission is also another rare breed who projects his clear understanding of ASUU’s mission at every meeting with the government. May their race multiply!

“We equally appreciate the intervention efforts of the Hon. Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu as well as his Labour and Employment counterpart, Sen (Dr) Chris Ngige when it mattered.

“We cannot thank them enough. Our profound appreciation equally goes to the Chief of Staff, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, who has continued to play significant roles in getting our matters resolved in the last one year.

“The NLC President and Global President of the International Trade Union Congress, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, has stood by us all the way. His strategic intervention, on behalf of the Congress to which we are an affiliate, always made the difference. Comrade Global President, may your shadow never grow less.”

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/464669-breaking-ASUU-elects-new-president.html

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Re: ASUU Elects Emmanuel Osodeke As President by blackboy(m): 2:51pm On May 30, 2021
The former ASUU President was a man. People who say Yorubas are afraid should know its a lie. Under his reign was the only union who stood its ground against Buhari govt unlike the NLC boss who is scamming Nigerians . Also medical union stood against the govt and succeeded. NLC is a scam.
New ASUU president, congratulations and all the best. Please ensure ASUU gives better.

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Re: ASUU Elects Emmanuel Osodeke As President by fergie001: 3:54pm On May 30, 2021
Congrats to Osodeke, Onyebinama, Ononuju and the ASUU family @ MOUAU.

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Re: ASUU Elects Emmanuel Osodeke As President by Solsix(m): 4:48pm On May 30, 2021
blackboy:
The former ASUU President was a man. People who say Yorubas are afraid should know its a lie. Under his reign was the only union who stood its ground against Buhari govt unlike the NLC boss who is scamming Nigerians . Also medical union stood against the govt and succeeded. NLC is a scam.
New ASUU president, congratulations and all the best. Please ensure ASUU gives better.
ASUU is the strongest union in Nigeria. It is structured in such a way that it is almost indestructible regardless of who the president is. It has nothing to do with if he a youruba or not

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Re: ASUU Elects Emmanuel Osodeke As President by Ogamysamo: 4:56pm On May 30, 2021
make im no strike any semester o.
we want to finish fast and hustle for work like others

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Re: ASUU Elects Emmanuel Osodeke As President by fergie001: 7:14pm On May 30, 2021
Ogamysamo:
make im no strike any semester o.

we want to finish fast and hustle for work like others
I know the man....He loves strikes grin

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Re: ASUU Elects Emmanuel Osodeke As President by dobiva5887: 7:45pm On May 30, 2021
Good for

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Re: ASUU Elects Emmanuel Osodeke As President by sammysmiles(m): 7:45pm On May 30, 2021
Changing president without a changed system
Re: ASUU Elects Emmanuel Osodeke As President by olaolulazio(m): 7:45pm On May 30, 2021
Ok oooooo
Re: ASUU Elects Emmanuel Osodeke As President by Abbeyme: 7:45pm On May 30, 2021
So, does it mean no more strikes or some more strikes?

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Re: ASUU Elects Emmanuel Osodeke As President by Chijeep(m): 7:46pm On May 30, 2021
grin grin
Congratulations...
This one wey him face look like people wey love to strike so, hope I'm not thinking too much?
We no need further long holiday ooo

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Re: ASUU Elects Emmanuel Osodeke As President by slivertongue: 7:46pm On May 30, 2021
ASUU elects a strike leader

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Re: ASUU Elects Emmanuel Osodeke As President by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:47pm On May 30, 2021
All the very best.

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Re: ASUU Elects Emmanuel Osodeke As President by safesurfer(m): 7:47pm On May 30, 2021
I wish him well.

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Re: ASUU Elects Emmanuel Osodeke As President by victons(m): 7:47pm On May 30, 2021
sad
Re: ASUU Elects Emmanuel Osodeke As President by Cryptodegen: 7:47pm On May 30, 2021
country is on fire and ASUU is electing new president

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Re: ASUU Elects Emmanuel Osodeke As President by Nobody: 7:47pm On May 30, 2021
Another sell out.
Re: ASUU Elects Emmanuel Osodeke As President by ictjobber: 7:47pm On May 30, 2021
Okay
Re: ASUU Elects Emmanuel Osodeke As President by Nobody: 7:48pm On May 30, 2021
wahoo congrats
Re: ASUU Elects Emmanuel Osodeke As President by Heavy2817: 7:48pm On May 30, 2021
That doesn't change the fact that Buhari is a Terrorist

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Re: ASUU Elects Emmanuel Osodeke As President by Omezif(m): 7:48pm On May 30, 2021
He deserves it if he's not going to change like his predecessor.

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Re: ASUU Elects Emmanuel Osodeke As President by bro4u: 7:49pm On May 30, 2021
While scanning through the new appointees I discovered Uniuyo no dey ever dey at the helm of affairs for ASUU, na only to the frustrate people children Dem Sabi....

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Re: ASUU Elects Emmanuel Osodeke As President by InaNla(f): 7:49pm On May 30, 2021
congratulations...
Re: ASUU Elects Emmanuel Osodeke As President by annisy(f): 7:49pm On May 30, 2021
Congratulations to him
ASUU remains the only labour union in Nigeria.. NLC and TUC na scam

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Re: ASUU Elects Emmanuel Osodeke As President by Judolisco(m): 7:50pm On May 30, 2021
Congrats... The only good union in Nigeria... Dem 2 dey strike but dem sabi tackle federal government wella

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Re: ASUU Elects Emmanuel Osodeke As President by nenyeRitta(f): 7:50pm On May 30, 2021
ASUU is the strongest union in Nigeria. It is structured in such a way
that it is almost indestructible regardless of who the president is. It
has nothing to do with if he a youruba or not
Re: ASUU Elects Emmanuel Osodeke As President by Prompto: 7:50pm On May 30, 2021
The Igbos will not stress this because their ego is not massage but let's see how well this Abia man will perform because I am yet to see any sensible leader from Abia in whatever capacity.

blackboy:
The former ASUU President was a man. People who say Yorubas are afraid should know its a lie. Under his reign was the only union who stood its ground against Buhari govt unlike the NLC boss who is scamming Nigerians . Also medical union stood against the govt and succeeded. NLC is a scam.
New ASUU president, congratulations and all the best. Please ensure ASUU gives better.

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Re: ASUU Elects Emmanuel Osodeke As President by kofo01: 7:51pm On May 30, 2021
fergie001:

I know the man....He loves strikes grin
where did you know him?

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