Obiajulu Emejulu has been appointed the substantive Executive Director, National Institute for Nigerian Languages (NINLAN) in Aba, Abia, the institution said in a statement on Sunday.
The statement was signed by the Head, Information, Protocol and Public Relations, NINLAN, Chris Nwankwor.
Mr Emejulu, a professor of Communication and Language Arts, was chosen by the Governing Council of NINLAN under the chairmanship of Nkwo Nnabuchi, following a screening interview conducted for shortlisted applicants.
The institution said nine other professors applied for the post but five were shortlisted and after screening them, Mr Emejulu was chosen for the post.
Mr Emejulu who had overseen the activities of the institution since October 2018, will be the fourth chief executive officer of the institution since its inception.
The don holds a bachelors degree in English, a Masters degree in Language Arts and a doctorate in Communication and Language Arts.
Mr Emejulu said his vision was to reposition NINLAN to effectively realise its mandate of awarding certificates, diplomas, degrees and serve as a centre for research and learning of Nigerian languages.
He said his immediate priority was the commencement of National Certificate of Education programme in some subject areas following recent approval by the National Commission for Colleges of Education. (NAN)