Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel has approved the appointment of Dr. Moses Umobong as the Acting Rector of Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic, Ikot Osurua.

This follows the retirement of the incumbent Rector of the school, Dr. Israel Affia.

A statement signed by the Head of the State Civil Service, Mrs Ekereobong Akpan, said the appointment of Dr. Umobong takes immediately effect.

According to the statement, Dr. Umobong is the most senior academic staff of the institution and his appointment is pending when the substantive Rector will be appointed.

The statement said, Governor Emmanuel thanked the retired Rector and wished him success in his future endeavours.