The Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi, Lagos (FIIRO), has appointed Agnes Asagbra as the new acting Director-General, Concise News reports.
The institute made this known in a statement signed by a director at the institute, O Akinfire, and made available to reporters in Lagos on Tuesday.
The statement said that Asagbara, who holds a doctorate degree in food and industrial microbiology from the University of Ibadan, replaces Chima Igwe who has been involved in a certificate scandal.
According to the statement, Asagbara’s appointment was approved by the governing board and was with immediate effect.
The director said the acting DG is to oversee the activities of FIIRO pending the appointment of a substantive DG.
This news medium reports that the institute has been embroiled in a controversy over the Ph.D. certificate of the former acting DG.
Igwe had said he obtained a doctorate degree from the Universite d’Abomey-Calavi, Benin Republic, but he did not have a certificate to show for it.