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ASUU president Ogunyemi bows out

National President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Professor Biodun Ogunyemi has bowed out as the leader of the union.

He delivered his valedictory speech at the conference of the union held at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State on Friday.

Ogunyemi, who held the position for three years, thanked the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, the Nigeria Labour Congress and others.

He also noted that 30 ASUU members died of COVID-19 and other issues during the period under review.

Ogunyemi’s successor is expected to emerge on Sunday at the Awka conference.

The conference’s lecture titled: “State Terrorism and Nigeria’s Development” which was delivered by Prof Akin Oyeboye of Faculty of Law, University of Lagos, summed that Nigeria was at a crossroads, ” caught in the vortex of verible contradictions, hopelessness and self-doubt.

The Vice UNIZIK Vice Chancellor , Prof Charles Esimone, described ASUU as the sole and conscience of the Nigerian University system.

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