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NECO: Ebonyi INEC Commissioner Replaces Charles Uwakwe

Written by Akeem Alao

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Ebonyi State Resident Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Godswill Obioma, as the new Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the National Examinations Council, NECO.

Buhari approved Obioma’s appointment to replace Charles Uwakwe, who was sacked on Friday May 22, 2020.

According to the Head, Information and Public Relations Division of NECO, Azeez Sani, the president’s action was contained in a letter dated 15th May, 2020 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.

”President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Professor Godswill Obioma as Registrar/Chief Executive of the National Examinations Council.

“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, stated that the appointment which is for an initial tenure of five years, takes effect from 14th May, 2020,” the letter reads.

“A professor of Education Measurement and Evaluation, Obioma was born on 12th December 1953 and hail from Bende Local Government Area of Abia State,” it adds.

The Registrar on Friday, 22nd May, 2020 formally took over the affairs of the Council from the former Acting Registrar, Mallam Abubakar Gana at the Council’s Headquarters in Minna.

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

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Akeem Alao

Akeem Alao trained as a language teacher. He graduated from Adeniran Ogunsanya college of Education where he studied English/Yoruba Languages and Ekiti State University where he obtained a degree in English Education.

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