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Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Breaking: Buhari dismissed NECO registrar, 4 others



President Muhammadu Buhari has terminated the appointment of Prof. Charles Uwakwe as the Registrar/Chief Executive of the National Examinations Council, (NECO) alongside four other Management Staff of the Council.
As reported by Vanguard, they were fired for committing various offenses.
In a letter dated 11th May, 2020, and signed by the Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Education, Arc. Sonny Echono on behalf of the Education Minister, Uwakwe was accused of violating the Public Procurement Act (2007) and pursuant to PSR 030402 and part 1 schedule 4 (i) of NECO Establishment Act.
Part of the letter reads: “after due consideration of the investigative panel on the allegation of unsatisfactory conduct leveled against you and some Management Staff of the Council, Mr. President in the exercise of his powers, has approved your removal as Registrar/Chief Executive Officer of National Examinations Council with effect from the date of your suspension from duty”.
The Former Registrar was directed to hand over all Government properties in his custody to the Acting Registrar of the Council.
Also, in another letter with reference NO: FME/S/1419/C.3/T/98, dated 11th May, 2020, and signed by the Permanent Secretary, Arc. Sonny Echono, it’s disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the dismissal from the service of Four Management Staff for various offenses.

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