The newly-elected National President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, has said the struggles of the union for better funding of the sector and treatment of his members will continue during his tenure.
Osodeke, who spoke in a telephone chat with our correspondent on Sunday after his election as the new leader of the union.
Osodeke, who spoke in a telephone chat with our correspondent on Sunday after his election as the new leader of the union, said urgent steps must be taken to redeem the education sector in the country.
The Professor of Soil Science at the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, was the immediate
National Vice President of the union. “We do things collectively in ASUU, so, it is not a one-man shoW, but Nigerians can be rest assured that we will not stop our agitation for a better funding of the sector and a better and more humane treatment of our members.
“The struggles are continuing and we are not going to relent until our expectations are met. It is all for the development and greatness of our dear country, “he said.
Osodeke took over from Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi who led ASUU during a period it engaged the government in a long battle for a better funding of the sector, welfare demands and the call for the abrogation of the contentious Integrated
Payroll Personnel and Information System, IPPIS.