Buhari sacks NECO registrar, 4 directors


President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked Professor  Charles Uwakwe as the Registrar/Chief Executive of the National Examinations Council (NECO) and also dismissed four  other staff of the council.

This was contained in a letter dated 11th May, 2020 and signed by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of , Sonny Echono on behalf of the 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 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.”

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, 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 Acounts), Dr. Shina Adetona, Head of Procurement Division, Mr. Tayo Odukoya, Deputy Director and Babatunde Aina, Head of Legal/Board matters.

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