Prof Godswill Obioma

Buhari, appoints Prof. Godswill Obioma as NECO’s Registrar

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In a statement on Friday, the council announced the appointment of Prof Godswill Obioma as the Registrar and Cheif executive of the National Examination Council (NECO). The appointment was contained in a letter, FME/PS/396/C1/1/134, and signed by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu.

The council said, “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.”

On Wednesday, Buhari terminated the appointment of Prof Charles Uwakwe as the council’s registrar over various offences bordering on financial impropriety. Including the  Acting Director (Finance and Accounts), Mr. Bamidele Olure, Head of Procurement Division, Dr. Shina Adetona, Deputy Director, Mr. Tayo Odukoya, and the Head of Legal/Board matters, Babatunde Aina.

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