The Congress of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Ibadan Chapter, Tuesday elected, unopposed, Professor Ayo Akinwole, as its new Chairman.
Akinwole, a professor of Aquaculture Engineering and Water Resources, succeeds Professor Deji Omole, who had served two terms as prescribed by the Union’s Constitution.
Also elected unopposed were: Drs Femi Afolabi (Vice Chairman), Chris Omoregie (Secretary), Seun Garba (Ass Secretary), Kazeem Olaniyan (Ass. Secretary), Sarah Akintola (Treasurer), Femi Akewula (Financial Secretary), Kehinde Soetan (Investment), Funke Adegoke (Welfare), Ajibade Tayo (Publicity), and Dapo Okareh (Internal Auditor).
The new executives were unveiled at the Biennial Congress of the Union held at the ASUU Secretariat, Ajibode ext., by the Chairman Electoral Committee, Prof A.R.A Alada.
According to him, the elected satisfied all the provisions of ASUU Constitution and were returned elected, after which the Zonal Coordinator, Dr Ade Adejumo, who inaugurated the new exco tasked them to be ready to fight executive tyranny in Nigeria and ensure that the children of the masses are not side-lined.
The new Chairman, Akinwole, in his acceptance speech, stated that the Union will continue to stand with the masses and fight for publicly-funded education.