The leadership and members of the various labor unions in University of Abuja including Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Senior Staff Academic Associations (SSANU), Non Academic Staff union of Universities (NASU) and National Association of Academic Technicians (NAAT) have at their separate congresses held over the weekend, endorsed the election of Professor Michael Umale Adikwu as the vice chancellor of the university of Abuja.
The university of Abuja chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Dr. Ben Ugheoke, who broke the news on behalf of the other unions on Saturday, said that the unions had already written the governing council and other relevant authorities conveying their readiness to cooperate and work together with Professor Adikwu in the interest of the
Meanwhile the leadership of ASUU has denied a report that a group of lecturers have dragged University of
Abuja to National Industrial court Abuja over the allegation that the appointment of the third best candidate as the Vice-Chancellor didn’t follow due process.
ASUU insisted that the council did not flout any known law particularly the university Autonomy law in the
appointment of Professor Adikwu, as the tradition in the appointment of vice chancellors for the university had
always favoured any one of the candidates in the final 3 man list that were submitted to the council.