Covenant University Ota, owned by influential Minister of God, Bishop David Oyedepo has appointed Professor Akan Williams as the new Vice-Chancellor.
His appointment is, however, in an acting capacity pending his confirmation or appointment of a substantial vice chancellor.
The new appointment was announced in a statement on Wednesday by Mr Attat Emmanuel, Information Officer of the Institution.
“The appointment of Williams was approved on Tuesday, following the expiration of the tenure of the immediate past Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Aaron Atayero.
“Williams was born on Feb. 16, 1970, in Calabar, Cross River State, he is a native of Itoko, Ibesikpo-Asutan Local Government Area (LGA) of Akwa Ibom.
“He is a Fellow of Chemical Society of Nigeria; a former Chairman, Ogun Chapter, Chemical Society of Nigeria; Member, Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria; Member, Royal Society of Chemistry and a member American Chemical Society among others,” he said.