President Buhari appoints INEC commissioner as NECO registrar

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Godswill Obioma as the registrar and chief executive officer (CEO) of the National Examination Council (NECO).

This comes two days after the president fired Charles Uwakwe from the position. Uwakwe was suspended in May 2018 over alleged mismanagement of N25 billion.

Until his appointment, Obioma was the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Ebonyi state.

In a statement on Friday, Azeez Sani, head, Information and Public Relations of NECO, said Obioma’s appointment is for an initial tenure of five years which would take effect from May 14.

The new registrar born in 1953 is from Bende Local Government Area of Abia state.

Obioma is a professor of educational measurement and evaluation. He was a director, monitoring, research and statistics at the National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB).

He was also the executive secretary of the Nigeria Educational Research and Development Council.

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