• President Buhari Sacks NECO Registrar, Prof. Uwakwe.

    The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has approved the sack of Prof. Charles Uwakwe as the Registrar/ Chief Executive of the National Examinations Council (NECO) alongside four other management staff of the council for various offences.

    The Former Registrar was directed to hand over all Government properties in his custody to the Acting Registrar of the Council.

    Recall that Professor Uwakwe and two of the dismissed Management Staff were on 10th May, 2018 placed on suspension while an investigative panel was constituted to probe the allegations of unsatisfactory conduct leveled against them.

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    In a letter dated 11th May, 2020 and signed by the Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Education, 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, hence his removal which takes effect from the date he was suspended.

    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 disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the dismissal from service of four Management Staff for various offences.

    The affected officers are: Mr. Bamidele Olure, Acting Director (Finance and Accounts), Dr. Shina Adetona, Head of Procurement Division, Mr. Tayo Odukoya, Deputy Director and Barr. Babatunde Aina, Head of Legal /Board matters.

    The letter stated that Mr. Bamidele Olure was found guilty of financial impropriety and not qualified to Head the Finance and Accounts Department while Dr. Shina Adetona was dismissed for acts tantamount to fraudulent practices, sabotage and suppression of official records.

    Also, Mr. Tayo Odukoya was dismissed from service for acts of serious misconduct and Barr. Babatunde Aina was dismissed from service for falsification of records and dishonesty in the sale of NECO Guest House.

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