By Favour Nnabugwu
Dr. Nasir Isa Fagge of Bayero University Kano has emerged the new President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) at the 17th National Delegates’ Conference of the union.
The information was contained in a congratulatory message by the Minister of Education, Ruqayyatu Rufa’I in Abuja, Thursday, where she urged the new executive to improve on the performance of the previous Exco.
She said the immediate past President Ukachukwu Awuzie brought about transformation in academic unionism, particularly fostering healthy dialogue between government and the union.
“ASUU, now led by Fagge should foster leadership that would improve on the immediate past president which we all believed brought about a lot of transformation in unionism.
“While we wish the outgoing Exco success in their future endeavor, I must say that there was unprecedented achievements by the Prof. Awuzie led Executive committee that helped in the implementation of most of the 2009 FGN/ASUU Agreements, the statement added.
The new executive team of ASUU comprises of Biodun Ogunyemi Onabanjo as Vice President, Dr. Victor Osadeke Financial Secretary, Dr. Ademola Aremu Treasurer, Dr. Ngozi Iloh Welfare Officer and Dr. N. Wurugii as Legal Adviser to the ASUU national body.