Gov Udom Emmanuel appoints Prof. Essien as new AKSU VC

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Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has appointed Prof. Nse Essien as the new Vice-Chancellor of Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU).

The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Uyo on Saturday.

He explained that the appointment, with a term of five years, takes 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 for Science and Technology and later as Commissioner for Education until his appointment.

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“Before then, he was the Head of Department of Geology, University of Calabar, Cross River,” he said.

He noted that Prof. Nse Essien succeeded the Ag. Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Eno Ibanga, who had been appointed into the State Executive Council.

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