• The regional politics playing out at the National Examination Council, took another twist on Wednesday, as the Federal Government announced the appointment of another registrar for the examination body.

    Barely one month after he was appointed Registrar/Chief Executive Officer of NECO), the Federal Government may have bowed to pressure from interest groups in the North and eased out Prof. Monday Joshua from office.

    Joshua’s removal was announced on the network service of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), without him having any knowledge of the development.

    The professor of Educational Research Measurement and Evaluation from the University of Calabar, who took over from Prof. Promise Okpalla last month has, however, been appointed Executive Secretary, National Commission for Colleges of Education.

    In his stead, former Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics), Bayero University Kano, Prof. Abdulrasheed Garba, has been appointed new NECO registrar.

    This comes after members of the National Youth Council (NYC), Niger State chapter, stormed the NECO Headquarters to demand the appointment of an indigene of the state as the chief executive of the council.

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