Buhari Sacks NECO Registrar, Four Others

Gani Salau

   In what can be termed to  another surgical operation at the National Examination Council, NECO,
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the termination of the appointment of Prof. Charles Uwakwe as the Registrar/Chief Executive of the National Examinations Council.

Uwakwe was accused of violating the Public Procurement Act (2007) and pursuant to PSR 03402 and part 1,schedule 4(1) of NECO.

Buhari alongside approved the dismissal of
Four Management Staff  from Service for various offences.They are, Mr Bamidele Olure, Acting Director, (Finance and Accounts),Dr Shina Adetona, Head of procurement Division, Mr Tayo Odukoya, Deputy Director and Barrister Babatunde Aina, Head of Legal and Board mathers.

The Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Education, Arc. Sonny Echono on May 11th,2020 signed on behalf of the Education Minister, Uwakwe was accused of violating the Public procurement Act

The letter reads: “after due consideration of the investigative panel on the allegation of unsatisfactory conduct levelled against you and some Management Staff of the Council, Mr. President in 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”.

However, Nwakwe was directed to hand over all Government properties in his custody to the Acting Registrar of the Council.

Meanwhile, Dr. Shina Adetona was dismissed from service with effect from the date he was suspended from office for acts tantamount to fraudulent practices, sabotage and suppression of official records pursuant to PSR 030402 (b & t). He is also to be prosecuted in line with section 58 (5) (a & b) of the Public Procurement Act (PPA) (2007) for flagrant violation of PPA 2007 as Head of Procurement and misleading Management on Procurement.

The information further directed that others be reprimanded for various degrees of offences committed and the process of recovering NECO property be initiated.


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