The Senate of the Obafemi Awolowo University has appointed Anthony Elujoba as its acting vice chancellor.
Mr. Elujoba is a professor in the department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy.
He is a fellow of the Royal Society of UK Research Fellow.
The federal government had earlier directed the senate of university to recommend the next vice chancellor.
The directive came after a crisis that led to the shutdown of OAU.
The school was shut down on June 22, 2016.
The Non Academic Staff Union of Universities and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities had protested the process that brought in Prof Ayobami Salami as VC of the school.
After the protest, the federal government dissolved the university governing council and asked Mr. Salami to step aside pending the determination of the court case instituted by NASU and SSANU.
The Nigerian Senate also discussed the closure of the institution on July 20.
Meanwhile, OAU students have expressed joy at the latest development.