Governor Udom Emmanuel, from Akwa Ibom, appointed Prof. Nse Essien as the new vice chancellor of Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU).
The Nigeria News Agency (NAN) reports that the appointment was for a period of five years.
The Secretary of State Government (SSG), Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists in Uyo on Saturday.
He explained that the nomination will take effect from Monday, August 3.
Ekuwem said that Prof. Essien had served in various capacities as a member of the State Executive Council.
“First, as Commissioner of Science and Technology and then as Commissioner of Education until your appointment.
"Before that, he was the head of the geology department at the University of Calabar, Cross River," he said.
He noted that Prof. Nse Essien succeeded AG. Vice Chancellor, Prof. Eno Ibanga, who had been appointed to the State Executive Council. (NAN)