SSANU Decides: Mohammed Ibrahim emerges National President
Mr Mohammed Ibrahim of Modibbo Adama University of Technology (MAUTECH), Yola, has emerged the new National President of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU).
Ibrahim emerged winner at the end of the 2nd Quadrennial National Delegates Conference of SSANU on Tuesday in Abuja themed “Respecting the Sanctity of Collective Bargaining in Democracy”.
Other elected members of the National Administrative Council (NAC) of SSANU include Dr Leku Ador Leku, National Deputy President, and Mr Audu Isa, Vice President, North East.
Mr Abdussobor Salaam was elected Vice President, West, Mr Ken Njoku, Vice President, South East, Mr Abdulmalik Yunus, Vice President, North West, Mr Azuma Chetan, Vice President South-South.
The others are Mr Emmanuel Nyiyongo Vice President, North Central, Mr Emmanuel Item, National Treasurer, Mr M. J. Akanbi, National Financial Secretary, Mr Jafar Bage, National Public Relations Officer, Mr Aliyu Adamu, National Internal Auditor, Mrs Agnes Nti, Women leader and Mrs Remilekun Sanni, Deputy Women leader.
Reacting to the news of his election, Ibrahim commended the delegates for electing him to pilot the national affairs of the association.
In his words, “For this I feel greatly humbled and deeply thankful and I salute you all.
“Today, you have used your votes to commit me to the onerous task of rebuilding, repositioning, and retooling this Union.
“Conscious of our challenging circumstances and the many bitter experiences we have had as a Union, I want to state that the task ahead us, every one of us, is no mean task. It is not going to be a walk in the park.
“But it is possible to reposition SSANU; rebuild friendship; forge new alliances; inject patriotism, restore and shore up confidence among the ranks of SSANU membership. Yes, it is possible to start a new beginning,” he said.
He, therefore, assured members of the association of a victorious future for SSANU.
Ibrahim said that, “in the coming days, the new NAC will unfold a road map that will guide our short-, medium-, and long-term projections. We will no longer walk in darkness. The commencement of the great and golden era of SSANU is now.”
The new president, Ibrahim, who took over from Mr Samson Ugwuoke, is expected to pilot the affairs of the association for the next four years.