Federal Government appoints Prof. Godswill Obioma as the new NECO chief registrar

Professor Godswill Obioma as the NECO registrar
Professor Godswill Obioma as the NECO registrar
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The Federal Government of Nigeria under the leadership of General Muhammadu Buhari has announced a new replacement for the sacked Chief Registrar of the National Examination Council (NECO).

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has gotten a new Registrar and Chief Executive Officer, Professor Godswill Obioma.

Professor Obioma’s appointment has been approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.

READ ALSO : BREAKING: Buhari sacks NECO registrar Charles Uwakwe and four others

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.

Professor Godswill Obioma as the NECO registrar
Professor Godswill Obioma as the NECO registrar

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 Gana 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 Nigeria Educational Research and Development Council.

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

Professor Charles Uwakwe - NECO appointed Chief Registrar
Professor Charles Uwakwe – NECO appointed Chief Registrar

Recall that on 20th May 2020 the Federal Government of Nigeria had announced the removal of Prof. Charles Uwakwe as the Chief Registrar of the National Examination Council. The announcement also revealed that four other officials were relieved of their duties in NECO.

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