Governor Udom Emmanuel has approved the appointment of Distinguished Senator Udoma Udo Udoma as the Pro-Chancellor of Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot Akpaden following the stepping aside of the former Pro-Chancellor, Engr. Samuel E. Inyang, OON.

Senator Udoma Udo Udoma’s tenure as the University’s Pro-Chancellor will last four years. The Lawyer who was called to bar in 1978 was elected in 1999 as Senator for the Akwa Ibom South Constituency under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). He was reelected in April, 2003 and in 2015, was appointed the Minister of Budget and Planning by President Muhammadu Buhari. As of this appointment by the Executive Governor of Akwa Ibom, Senator Udoma is the third Pro-Chancellor of the State University.

His appointment takes immediate effect as announced by the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem in a Press Statement released yesterday, 29 July, 2020.