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Buhari Appoints Prof Godswill Obioma As New NECO Registrar

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

Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu announced the appointment on Friday.

Head of Information and Public Relations Division, Azeez Sani also confirmed the development in a statement saying Prof. Obioma officially took over the affairs of the Council from the former Acting Registrar, Abubakar Gana on Friday at the Council’s headquarters in Minna.

Obioma replaces Prof. Charles Uwakwe, who was dismissed from office alongside four other management staff over alleged unsatisfactory conduct.

Until his appointment as Registrar/CEO, Obioma was a Professor of Education Measurement and Evaluation.

He was a former Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Educational Research and Development Council and the Ebonyi State Resident Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission.

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