Buhari appoints new NECO chief executive after ousting fmr registrar for corruption

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By Shola Abayomi.

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Prof. Godswill Obioma as the new Registrar and Chief Executive of the National Examinations Council (NECO).

This follows the dismissal of the immediate past Registrar, Prof. Charles Uwakwe, whose appointment was terminated by the president on account of alleged financial impropriety.

Uwakwe, who had been on suspension since May 2018 was accused of awarding contracts in the council to the tune of N25billion without following due process.

The new Registrar, according to a statement issued on Friday by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu is expected to serve an initial tenure of five years, effective from May 14.

The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Prof Godswill Obioma as the Registrar and Chief Executive. The registrar on Friday formally took over the affairs of the council from the former acting registrar, Abubakar Gana, at the council’s headquarters in Minna.

“He was a former Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Educational Research and Development Council. Until his appointment, Obioma was the Ebonyi State Resident Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission.”

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