- ASUU has elected a new leadership that will pilot its affairs
- The new president of the union is now Prof. Victor Emmanuel Osodeke
- Osodeke lectures at Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike in Abia state
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have elected new leaders to pilot its affairs for the next two years.
Here is the list of the new leaders
1. Prof. Victor Emmanuel Osodeke of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike in Abia state - President
2. Chris Piwuna, a Consultant Psychiatrist and Associate Professor in the College of Medicine, University of Jos was elected Vice President.
3.Prof. Siji Sowande (Treasurer);
4. Prof.Ade Adejumo (Financial Secretary)
5. Dr. Austen Sado (Investment Secretary)
6. Dr. Adamu Babayo (Internal Auditor)
7. Dr. Stella-Maris Okey (Welfare secretary).
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Adesina Lukuman Azeez becomes the first professor of mass communication at the University of Ilorin 24 years after he bagged a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in mass communications at the University of Lagos in 1997.
In this exclusive interview with Legit.ng's regional reporter, Adeoye Adewunmi, Prof. Azeez said he never knew the feat would come easily because he did not work for it, adding that his intention was to be an academic at the University of Lagos despite being given an offer at Leeds University in the United Kingdom.
"My academic journey to the University of Ilorin was facilitated by my colleague, Dr. Kayode Mustapha, who insisted I must contribute to the building of the department that was just established and the approval was expressly granted by the former vice-chancellor, Professor Ishaq Oloyede.
"I agreed with him after a lot of persuasions not knowing that he was just being used to fulfil a destiny. By the time I got to Unilorin with the express approval of the vice-chancellor then, Professor Oloyede, I was the only faculty member with a Ph.D."