Buhari appoints Ebonyi INEC REC as new NECO Registrar


By YSO Olaniyi

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

The approval letter, which was signed by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu dated 15th May 2020 with Reference No: FME/PS/396/C1/1/134.

According to the appointment letter, the initial tenure is five years and effective from from 14th May 2020.

A statement by the Head of Information, Azeez Sani, said the new Registrar officially took over the affairs of the Council from the former Acting Registrar, Abubakar Gana, on Friday. The handover ceremony was held at the NECO Headquarters in Minna.

Obioma is a Professor of Education Measurement and Evaluation. He has once served as Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Educational Research and Development Council.

Until his new appointment, Prof. Obioma was the Ebonyi State Resident Commissioner of the INEC


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