The Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government has approved the appointment of Sunny Iyuke, as new principal and Chief Executive Officer of Petroleum Training Institution, Effurun.
Confirming the development, the Public Relations Officer of the institution, Mr Brown Ukanefemoni, disclosed that the professor replaced Mrs. Emily E. Arhagba, who had been on acting capacity.
Iykue, who is a renowned South African based professor of Chemical and Process Engineering will officially assume office Wednesday.
Until his appointment, he was the Head of School of Chemical & Metallurgical Engineering of the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.
He has produced several patents in nanotechnology locally and internationally and is the vice president of Council of the South African Institution of Chemical Engineers.
Prof. Iyuke is a registered Professional Engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa and a Chartered Engineer with UK Engineering Council, London.