Lawrence Ezemonye has been appointed as the new vice chancellor of Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the new VC is 62-year old and a professor of Ecotoxicology and Environmental Forensic.
Mr Ezemonye was, until his new appointment, the deputy vice-chancellor in charge of administration at University of Benin, UNIBEN.
He is taking over from Eghosa Osaghae, who has served the institution for 14 year.
He will assume office on Monday, July 2.
The new VC was unveiled before the university governing council at the 59th Meeting of the fifth council in Okada on Friday.
Speaking at the event, Ezemonye gave assurance that he would build and consolidate on existing structure and successes recorded by his predecessor.
He promised to contribute to the success of the institution, adding that the collective responsibilities of both students and staff would take the institution to greater heights.
The VC also promised to sustain the vision, core values and tenets of the founder of the university.
Sheikh Abdullah, the Pro-Chancellor of the institution and chairman of the governing council, advised the new VC to build on the existing development in the university.
He advised him to work to make the institution better than before.
The outgoing VC, Mr Osaghae, said that he was glad at the choice of his successor, who he said, had all it would take to succeed as VC.
He advised him to bring his wealth of experience to bear in his new position.
NAN reports that the chancellor of the institution, Gabriel Igbinedion, was represented at the event by the deputy chancellor, Lucky Igbinedion.