President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Prof. Godswill Obioma as the Registrar and Chief Executive of the National Examinations Council, NECO.
According to reports, the Ebonyi state Resident Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Gods will Obioma, was named the new Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the National Examinations Council, NECO by President Buhari on Friday.
President Buhari approved Obioma’s appointment to replace Charles Uwakwe, who, until his sack last Friday by the president, was on suspension running into two years.
NECO announced Obioma’s appointment in a statement on Friday, saying it was contained in a letter, FME/PS/396/C1/1/134, signed by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu.
Obioma, a Professor of Education Measurement and Evaluation, will have an initial tenure of five years, which took effect from May 14.
On Wednesday, Buhari had terminated the appointment of Prof Charles Uwakwe as the council’s registrar over various offences bordering on financial impropriety.
Alongside Uwakwe, four senior officials were also dismissed.
They are 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.
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.”