Buhari Appoints Godswill Obioma As New NECO Registrar

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Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Professor Godswill Obioma as the new registrar of the National Examination Council (NECO).

Buhari Appoints Godswill Obioma As New NECO Registrar
Buhari Appoints Godswill Obioma As New NECO Registrar

Recall that the president sacked the former registrar of the agency, Professor Charles Uwakwe who has been on suspension for two years over fraud allegations.

In a letter dated 15th May 2020 with Reference No: FME/PS/396/C1/1/134 and signed by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, the letter stated that the appointment which is for an initial tenure of five years takes effect from 14th May 2020.

In a statement signed by the Head of Information and Public Relations Division, Azeez Sani, the Registrar officially took over the affairs of the Council from the former Acting Registrar, Mallam Abubakar on Friday, 22nd May 2020 at the Council’s headquarters in Minna.

The new NECO Registrar is a Professor of Education Measurement and Evaluation and was a former Executive Secretary of the Educational Research and Development Council.

Until his appointment as Registrar/CE of NECO, Prof. Obioma was the Resident Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Adelowo Adegboyega
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